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 WWI & WWII, there was a job that needed doing and they didn't question it,
just went and did it. Those that came home returned to their now new normal life and carried on
and very few ever saying what they did or saw.
They took it as their "responsibility" and their "duty" to the Country to protect and preserve our freedoms.
American way of life not just for themselves, but for all future generations to come.
As a member of that “Finest" generation, I'm forever humbly in their debt.
Here are only a few of these silent heroic Heroes that are slowly being forgotten
Do You Remember These Men?
Hartman served three years active duty as an officer in the U.S.
Air Force, Strategic
He was a Supply Officer at Dow AFB in Bangor, Maine.
After serving in the Air Force, he returned to the States to pursue an acting career in earnest.
James Carville (born
James Carville Jr.) served in the
United States Marine Corps for two years and achieved the rank of a Corporal.
King Lesser enlisted in the United
States Army the
day after the attack
on Pearl Harbor,
and served in the China Burma India Theater during World War II.
Cassini (born Oleg Aleksandrovich Loiewski) After the attack
on Pearl Harbor,
Cassini quickly enlisted in the war effort.
Initially, he joined the United States Coast Guard, but he later served in the U.S. Army as a cavalry officer.
He reached the rank of 1st Lieutenant.
Cassini became a United States citizen he was commissioned as a First Lieutenant at Fort Riley, Kansas.
After serving five years in the U.S. Cavalry, Cassini moved to New York City in 1952.
Nader During World War II he joined the US Navy
as a communications officer in the Pacific Theatre of Operations from 1943-46.
Albright (born Walton Algernon Albright, Jr.) (notable for appearing in Our
Joined in the US Navy during World War II.
Peter Breck served during World War II in the
and service on the aircraft carrier USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CV-42).
And of course we have Audie 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.
Audie Leon Murphy
was one of the most decorated American combat
soldiers of World
receiving every military combat award for valor available from the U.S. Army,
as well as French and Belgian awards for heroism.
Murphy received the Medal of Honor for valor demonstrated at the age of 19 for single-handedly
holding off an entire company of German soldiers for an hour at the Colmar Pocket in France in January 1945,
then leading a successful counterattack while wounded and out of ammunition.
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