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« Reply #15 on: July 24, 2016, 02:06:55 PM »

Continuing . . .

Donald Crisp
Boer War British army

Roald Dahl
fighter pilot
When his plane landed in the north African desert, the somewhat rough landing put him in the Royal Navy Hospital in Alexandria (Egypt) for 5 months with severe injuries.
He was also an assistant air attaché in Washington, D.C. with the British Embassy. Where he admits one of his duties was to spy on the American isolationist movement of that time.

Len Deighton
aerial photographer
Flying in Mosquito fighters and Lancaster bombers

Roy O. Disney
WWI U.S. Navy
He had an younger brother who also wanted to do his part for the war effort, but, being too young to join his older brother in the Navy, young Walter lied about his age and joined the ambulance service. With which he was shipped to Europe just as the Armistice was signed. Even then young Walter was showing signs of being a cartooning genius, decorating his ambulance with cartoon characters.

James "Scotty" Doohan
WWII Canadian army
Rising to officer rank
And one of the few men who can say their life was saved by smoking. Accidentally shot by his own side on D-Day, he would have been killed, but one of the bullets struck a silver cigarette case, a gift from his brother. The case being in his left breast pocket.

Kirk Douglas
WWII U.S. Navy

Adam Driver
U.S. Marines
And who, of course, played Kylo Ren in "Star Wars : Episode VIII - the Force Awakens."

To be continued . . .

A NorthCoaster In Texas
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Hey....white women were in season.

« Reply #16 on: July 25, 2016, 02:25:50 PM »

     STAN LEE joined the Army in 1942, and served in the Signal Corps until the end of WWII.

     RAY HARRYHAUSEN was in the Army Special Services branch during WWII; he served under another famous name-Col. Frank Capra; couldn't find a picture.

     JIMI HENDRIX was an Airborne Ranger....

     The SF author JOE HALDEMAN was in the Army in Vietnam, a recipient of the Purple Heart.

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