Hollywood Heroes





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?

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David Downs Hartman served three years active duty as an officer in the U.S. Air ForceStrategic Air Command.
He was a Supply Officer at 
Dow AFB in BangorMaine
After serving in the Air Force, he returned to the States to pursue an acting career in earnest.




James Carville (born Chester James Carville Jr.)  served in the
United States Marine Corps for two years and achieved the rank of a Corporal.




Leonard 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.




Oleg 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 RileyKansas.
After serving five years in the U.S. Cavalry, Cassini moved to 
New York City
 in 1952.




George Nader During World War II he joined the US Navy
as a communications officer in the 
Pacific Theatre of Operations from 1943-46.




Wally Albright (born Walton Algernon Albright, Jr.)  (notable for appearing in Our Gang)  
Joined in the US  Navy during World War II.




Joseph Peter Breck served during World War II in the United States Navy 
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 War II,
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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