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Son of a Navy Admiral, Actor Robert Duval Joined the Army

Actor, Filmmaker Robert Duvall Was Navy ‘Brat’ Turned Soldier JAN. 26, 2022 | BY DAVID VERGUN, DOD NEWS Actor and filmmaker Robert Duvall grew up a Navy brat — an endearing term for a child whose parent is on active military duty. Duvall’s father, Navy Rear Adm. William Howard Duvall, wanted his son …

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Oliver Stone, Author, Director of Platoon ……Was a Soldier in Vietnam

Film Director Oliver Stone Was a Soldier in Vietnam JAN. 12, 2022 | BY DAVID VERGUN, DOD NEWS Acclaimed screenwriter and director Oliver Stone, whose work includes “Wall Street” (1987), “The Doors” (1991), “JFK” (1991) and “Nixon” (1995), served in the Army and deployed to Vietnam from 1967 to 1968. His wartime …

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Canadian Army Major Stephen Chledowski – defines tyranny

Another hero of the Freedom Convoy breaks ranks. Maj. Stephen Chledowski, an artillery officer, speech is well thought out, based on historical events and Constitutional ethos. : The military is planning to investigate him and the main stream press with its limited vocabulary and intellectual challenges is calling him an …

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“THE KING OF COOL: STEVE MCQUEEN, the Marine

Image of Steve McQueen from the National Personnel Records Center (Archival Operations Branch) (NRPAO), Persons of Exceptional Prominence, McQueen, Steven Personnel Record. In April 1947, at the age of 17, Steve McQueen—full name Terrance Steven McQueen—enlisted in the Marines. His military file reveals that, in 1949, he spent 30 days …

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Dancing with WWII Veteran Stars

On January 20, Jack Becker turned a century old . A World War II and Korean War Vet, Becker was celebrating his birthday with his family at a local country club. The Vet had been sitting comfortably, but when he heard music playing, Becker knew he could not just sit …

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IDF New Emblem: Maglan IDF Commando Unit’s mission is “devouring the prey”

IDF In August 1990, current Israeli PM Naftali Bennett was inducted into Sayeret Matkal, the Israel Defense Forces’ elite special-operations force. The team’s grueling process end goal is that of becoming a full-fledged member of “the Unit” according to Hareetz After the officers’ school, Bennett became a squad commander in …

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‘King of Calypso’ Harry Belafonte Was WWII Sailor

‘King of Calypso’ Harry Belafonte Was WWII Sailor FEB. 2, 2022 | BY DAVID VERGUN, DOD NEWS with NPS and WWII Museum Singer, songwriter, actor and social activist Harry Belafonte was in the Navy during World War II, dropping out of high school in New York City to enlist and contribute to …

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BEHIND THE SCENES OF AMERICAN SNIPER

By Robert K. Brown From the February 2015 issue of SOF How much did the Hollywood mindset interfere with presenting the actual facts regarding Chris’ life?Overall, a reverence and respect for Chris Kyle and even the military as a whole was apparent from the first day I started working on …

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NFL Buffalo Bills’ Chad Hall served active duty USAF, then Reserves

AF Football Chad Hall  Sports Heroes Who Served: NFL Player and Coach is Also Air Force Veteran FEB. 1, 2022 | BY DAVID VERGUN, DOD NEWS Sports Heroes Who Served is a series that highlights the accomplishments of athletes who served in the U.S. military. Chad Hall is currently a wide receivers …

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The SOF Wild Bunch and the Contras

The SOF Wild Bunch and the Contras From I Am Soldier of Fortune by Robert K Brown and Vann Spencer, Chapter 24 In 1985, my old friend and mentor, Major General Jack Singlaub, USA (Ret.), called my office. “Brown, I want you to recruit a small team of Vietnam veterans to go …

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