Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Remember These Men ?

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Good Day,  Friends !

      Frankly,   I was very surprised how much my own Military experience helped me thru later life, garnering good paying jobs, most of my life !   I was working at Chrysler Corporation in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on a "sub assembly" job --welding up 'front structures and then marrying them to the floor pan' at the Main Plant, in Kenosha, only to learn that there were  FOUR other helicopter 'door gunners' working with me on that line !!   Wow!  What does that tell you ??   That particular MOS - [Occupational Code] lost many people due to the inherent danger of just FLYING every single day, and being a crew member, either crew chief or gunner on the "ship"  [the term ship means:  vessel that holds something or somebody...].   And then, Army people 'rotate' in and out of a unit after they put in a full year in the combat zone  --- Vietnam.  RVN,  means:  the "Republic of Vietnam."  

But the main subject matter and jest behind this morning's Blog post is,  a deep CONTRAST between the older movie stars ---  and politicians --- and the younger, worthless generation of  immature, juvenile ,  cowards, jerks, Socialists,  and  sluts, that we have now days, to "entertain us" .....  sorry to be so graphic.  

So,  why is that ??   Few of my readers will remember the days of John F. Kennedy,  America's past president who was also slain.   Well,  I liked him a lot, and the Democrats in the early 1960's were very different from those now.     They also joined the Military effort to defend and protect America, and had honor and dignity, ---- before the Socialists, God-haters,  and Liberals infiltrated their ranks and hijacked them, IMHO.   I liked LBJ,  too.   Of course, now we find out that JFK was quite the 'ladies' man.'    And  LBJ and Clinton, the Socialist, too.    Remember Nikita Khrushchev, the Russian leader at the same time Pres. Kennedy was our POTUS ?    Nikita said about America.... "we will bury you !"  But he didn't mean to conquer on the battle field or bomb us with nukes.   He meant a slower, more insidious  way -- by sneaking into our  colleges and school, and "News Media" system !   And look where we are now !  
       What we have here and now, is a bunch of wimps;    and like Arnold Schwarzenegger calls them,  "girly men !"   Most of the Hollywood geeks/ and freaks,  are either Socialist, Communist, Agnostic/  Atheists,  who champion most anything that is, Illegal, Immoral, unbiblical, anti-God, anti-Christ....  but they seem to love most everything that is against our U.S. Constitution or American way of life, and what a pity !   Most of them would not make a pimple on a  Soldier's ass !!    The most exercise they ever got was in the back seat of their daddy's Ford !   Well,  stupid is as stupid does.   So, do you think  those goofs are HAPPY ??   Judge for  yourselves... by their high suicide rate and illegal drugs that they consume, so many broken relationships, and cheating on their spouses,   and  all the crap that shoots out of their profane, SIMPLE,  mouths on a daily basis.     And when people like Hilly [sic] surrounded herself with all of those gaudy, creepy 'stars' from the Liberal Left, did it help her ?   And when that special probe into how many false, fake, Illegal Aliens, voted for Hilly, becomes know,  then we shall all see just how low she really was --  from the get-go !    And just GUESS who is behind most of this crap 'movement ??'   Filthy, bums like George Soros, and other global elitists, who know that only America is standing in the way of a ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT !   And their father is:   STD !   [Satan the Devil]...    Hint:  the KJV Bible says that Satan, his demons, and all those who follow him, consciously or not, will be on the LOSING SIDE of the great battle of Armageddon, mentioned that one time at,  Revelation 16: 16.   Easy to remember that way...   Don't be "Left Behind !"
       Ha!  That is the only real 'pay back' that we will see and receive,  friends.  

Don't you think that President Trump has the best 'Legal Arm' that looks into things/ all these legal matters,  BEFORE he makes a judgment, or signs  an EO -- Executive Order ??   He doesn't want to look foolish, either !   And things like the safety and protection of our nation has legal precedent from both Democrat and Republican past Presidents and the U.S. Constitution, so Trump is well within his right to protect our nation as he so wills.   Remember what Obama said,  "We Won !"   And just look at one week's work from a go-getter, super  businessman like Pres. Trump !   Even if he takes time off on Sunday to attend church -- he is still signing EO's the other 6 week days or so.    I am loving every minute of this pay back !   Trump knows how to 'hamstring' a bull, bleed it, and then butcher it, so we can all feast of Roast Beef !   But We the People also need to bring in some fresh carrots, onions, potatoes, and garlic !   This is not the time to relax, party and sleep.   Let us all support our new POTUS in every way possible, and vote OUT the Socialists, Communists and Anarchists in the mix, and ship them to SA  --Saudi Arabia or Iran !   I can just see Nancy Pelosi in a Burka !  Ha!

This list is fairly long but if you don’t look at all of them at least go to the end and read what is said.
I can only send this to people of our generation, since most of today's people don't have any idea who these men were...and that's a pity.  They were all heroes in their own right and made America great in it's own right!   Back then Hollywood went to war!
Alan Hale - Jr. - US Coast Guard.
Aldo Ray . US Navy. UDT frogman- Okinawa .
Art Carney - US Army. Wounded on Normandy beach- D-Day. Limped for the rest of his life.
Brian Keith - US Marines. Radioman/Gunner in Dauntless dive-bombers.
Buddy Hackett - US Army anti-aircraft gunner.
Burgess Meredith - US Army Air Corps.
Clark Gable - US Army Air Corps. B-17 gunner over Europe .
Cesar Romero - US Coast Guard. Coast Guard. Participated in the invasions of Tinian and Saipan on the assault transport USS Cavalier.
Charles Bronson - US Army Air Corps. B-29 gunner- wounded in action.
Charles Durning - US Army. Landed at Normandy on D-Day. Shot multiple times, so awarded the Silver & Bronze  & 3 Purple Hearts. Survived Malmedy Massacre.
Charlton Heston - US Army Air Corps. Radio operator and aerial gunner on a B-25.   Aleutians (Alaska).
Chuck Connors - US Army. Tank-warfare instructor.
Claude Akins - US Army. Signal Corps. - Burma and the Philippines .
Clifton James - US Army- South Pacific. Was awarded the Silver Star- Bronze Star- and Purple Heart.
Dale Robertson - US Army. Tank Commander in North Africa under General Patton's command. Wounded twice. Battlefield Commission.
Danny Aiello - US Army. Lied about his age to enlist at 16. Served three years.
DeForest Kelley - US Army Air Corps.
Dennis Weaver - US Navy. Pilot.
Denver Pyle - US Navy. Wounded in the Battle of Guadalcanal . Medically discharged.
Don Adams - US Marines. Wounded on Guadalcanal - then served as a Drill Instructor.
Don Knotts - US Army- Pacific Theater.
Don Rickles - US Navy aboard USS Cyrene.
Earl Holliman . US Navy. Lied about his age to enlist. Discharged after a year when the Navy found out.
Ed McMahon - US Marines. Fighter Pilot. (Flew OE-1 Bird Dogs over Korea as well.)
Eddie Albert - US Coast Guard. Bronze Star with Combat V for saving several Marines under heavy fire as pilot of a landing craft during the invasion of Tarawa .
Efram Zimbalist Jr. - US Army. Purple Heart for a severe wound received at Huertgen Forest .
Ernest Borgnine - US Navy. Gunners Mate 1c- destroyer USS Lamberton. 10 years active duty. Discharged 1941- re-enlisted after Pearl Harbor .
Fess Parker - US Navy and US Marines.  Booted from pilot training for being too tall- joined Marines as a radio operator.
Forrest Tucker - US Army. Enlisted as a private- rose to Lieutenant.
Frank Sutton - US Army. Took part in 14 assault landings- including Leyte- Luzon- Bataan and Corregidor .
Fred Gwynne - US Navy. Radioman.
Gene Autry - US Army Air Corps.  Crewman on transports that ferried supplies over "The Hump" in the China- Burma-India Theater.
George Gobel - comedian, Army Air Corps, taught fighter pilots.  Johnny Carson made a big deal about it once on the Tonight Show, to which George said "the Japs didn't get past us."
George Kennedy - US Army. Enlisted after Pearl Harbor - stayed in sixteen years.
Harry Carey Jr - US Navy.
Harry Dean Stanton - US Navy. Served aboard an LST in the Battle of Okinawa .
Harvey Korman - US Navy.
Henry Fonda - US Navy. Destroyer USS Satterlee.
Hugh O'Brian - US Marines.
Jack Klugman - US Army.
Jack Palance - US Army Air Corps.  Severely injured bailing out of a burning B-24 bomber.
Jack Warden - US Navy- 1938-1942- then US Army- 1942-1945. 101st Airborne Division.
Jackie Coogan - US Army Air Corps. Volunteered for gliders and flew troops and materials into Burma behind enemy lines.
James Arness - US Army. As an infantryman- he was severely wounded at Anzio - Italy .
James Gregory - US Navy and US Marines.
James Stewart - US Army Air Corps.  Bomber pilot who rose to the rank of General.
Jason Robards - US Navy. was aboard heavy cruiser USS Northampton when it was sunk off Guadalcanal.   Also served on the USS Nashville during the invasion of the Philippines - surviving a kamikaze hit that caused 223 casualties.
John Carroll - US Army Air Corps.  Pilot in North Africa.  Broke his back in a crash.
John Wayne - Declared "4F medically unfit" due to pre-existing injuries- (from playing football @ Southern Cal) - he nonetheless attempted to volunteer three times (Army- Navy and Film Corps.) so he gets 'honorable mention'.
Jonathan Winters - USMC. Battleship USS Wisconsin and Carrier USS Bon Homme Richard.     Anti-aircraft gunner- Battle of Okinawa.
Karl Malden - US Army Air Corps. 8th Air Force- NCO.
Kirk Douglas - US Navy. Sub-chaser in the Pacific.  Wounded in action and medically discharged.
Larry Storch . US Navy. Sub tender USS Proteus with Tony Curtis.
Lee Marvin - US Marines.  Sniper.  Wounded in action on Saipan .  Buried in Arlington National Cemetery - Sec. 7A next toGreg BoyingtonandJoe Louis.
Lee Van Cleef - US Navy.  Served aboard a sub chaser then a mine sweeper.
Mel Brooks - US Army.  Combat Engineer.  Saw action in the Battle of the Bulge.
Mickey Rooney - US Army under General Patton's command.  Bronze Star.
Mickey Spillane - US Army Air Corps - Fighter Pilot and later Instructor Pilot.
Neville Brand - US Army- Europe.  Was awarded the Silver Star and Purple Heart.
Norman Fell - US Army Air Corps.- Tail Gunner- Pacific Theater.
Pat Hingle - US Navy. Destroyer USS Marshall
Paul Newman - US Navy Rear seat gunner/radsioman- torpedo bombers of USS Bunker Hill.
Peter Graves - US Army Air Corps.
Randolph Scott - Tried to enlist in the Marines but was rejected due to injuries sustained in US Army, during World War I.
Robert Altman - US Army Air Corps.  B-24 Co-Pilot.
Robert Mitchum - US Army. 
Robert Montgomery - US Navy.
Robert Preston - US Army Air Corps. Intelligence Officer
Robert Ryan - US Marines.
Robert Stack - US Navy. Gunnery Officer.
Robert Taylor - US Navy. Instructor Pilot.
Rock Hudson - US Navy. Aircraft mechanic- the Philippines .
Rod Serling - US Army.  11th Airborne Division in the Pacific.  He jumped at Tagaytay in the Philippines and was later wounded in Manila .
Rod Steiger - US Navy.  Was aboard one of the ships that launched the Doolittle Raid.
Ronald Reagan - US Army.  Was a 2nd Lt. in the Cavalry Reserves before the war.  His poor eyesight kept him from being sent overseas with his unit when war came so he transferred to the Army Air Corps
Public Relations Unit where he served for the duration.
Russell Johnson - US Army Air Corps. B-24 crewman who was awarded Purple Heart when his aircraft was shot down by the Japanese in the Philippines .
Soupy Sales - US Navy.  Served on USS Randall in the South Pacific.    (that's the ship which transportedElvis Presley...who was a tank driver in the U S Army from 1957-1960...to Bremerhaven, Germany.  In 1959 I also traveled from Southhampton, England to New York on the USS Randall.)  [ Chuck Allen...USAF aircraft radio repairman 1962-1966) ]
Sterling Hayden - US Marines and OSS.  Smuggled guns into Yugoslavia and parachuted into Croatia. Silver Star.
Steve Forrest - US Army. Wounded- Battle of the Bulge.
Steve Reeves - US Army - Philippines .
Ted Knight - US Army- Combat Engineers.
Telly Savalas - US Army.
Tom Bosley - US Navy.
Tony Curtis - US Navy.  Sub tender USS Proteus.  In Tokyo Bay for the surrender of Japan .
Tyrone Power - US Marines.  Transport pilot in the Pacific Theater.
Victor Mature - US Coast Guard.
Walter Matthau - US Army Air Corps. B-24 Radioman/Gunner and cryptographer.
Wayne Morris - US Navy fighter pilot- USS Essex.  Downed seven Japanese fighters.
Wiliam Holden - US Army Air Corps.
William Conrad - US Army Air Corps.  Fighter Pilot.
And of course we haveAudie Murphy, America's most-decorated soldier, who became a Hollywood star as a result of his US Army service that included his being awarded the Medal of Honor. 
Would someone please remind me again how many of today's Hollywood elite, sports celebs and politicians put their careers on hold to enlist for service in Iraq or Afghanistan?
The only one who even comes close was Pat Tillman, who turned down a contract offer of $3.6 million over three years from the Arizona Cardinals to enlist in the US Army after Sept, 11, 2001 and serve as a Ranger in Afghanistan, where he died from tragic 'friendly fire' in 2004.   But rather than being lauded for his choice and his decision to put his country before his career, he was mocked and derided by many of his peers.
Ladies and Gentlemen, I submit to you that this is not the America today that it was seventy years ago.   And I, for one, am saddened.
My generation grew up watching, being entertained by and laughing with so many of these fine people, never really knowing what they contributed to the war effort.   Like millions of Americans during WWII, there was a job that needed doing they didn't question.  They just went and did what they could to help win it.  Those who came home returned to their normal life and carried on, obviously.   Very few ever saying what they did...or saw.
They took it as their "responsibility".  Their duty to our country, to protect & preserve our freedoms & way of life.  Not just for themselves, but for all future generations to come.  They DID THE JOB!
Just wanted to wish You
A most enjoyable day!!
May you always have love to share,
Health to spare and
Friends that care.

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