Col. Ed McMahon, USMC (Ret.), like many Hollywood celebrities of his era, was a military veteran. He volunteered for service during World War II. He went through flight training at various bases, but the end of the war came before he was deployed overseas. In the 1950s, McMahon was recalled by the Marines to serve in Korea. There, he was an F-9 Panther pilot and flew 85 combat missions as an artillery spotter, according to an Army website. 1923 - 2009 by amie
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amie Col. Ed McMahon, USMC (Ret.), like many Hollywood celebrities of his era, was a military veteran. He volunteered for service during World War II. He went through flight training at various bases, but the end of the war came before he was deployed overseas. In the 1950s, McMahon was recalled by the Marines to serve in Korea. There, he was an F-9 Panther pilot and flew 85 combat missions as an artillery spotter, according to an Army website. 1923 - 2009
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Brig. Gen. Steve Ritchie (Ret.), a command pilot with more than 3,000 flying hours, is our last American Ace. He became the only Air Force Pilot Ace of the Vietnam War and the only American pilot to down five MiG-21's. Having flown more than 800 hours of combat during 339 missions, he is one of the most decorated pilots in military history. Ritchie realized that he survived hundreds of hours of combat only because of the support from thousands by guadalupe
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guadalupe Brig. Gen. Steve Ritchie (Ret.), a command pilot with more than 3,000 flying hours, is our last American Ace. He became the only Air Force Pilot Ace of the Vietnam War and the only American pilot to down five MiG-21's. Having flown more than 800 hours of combat during 339 missions, he is one of the most decorated pilots in military history. Ritchie realized that he survived hundreds of hours of combat only because of the support from thousands
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Adolf "Dolfo" Galland was a German Luftwaffe General and flying ace who served throughout the war in Europe. He flew 705 combat missions, and fought on the Western front and in Defence of the Reich. On four occasions he survived being shot down, and he was credited with 104 aerial victories, all of them against the Western Allies. by lou
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lou Adolf "Dolfo" Galland was a German Luftwaffe General and flying ace who served throughout the war in Europe. He flew 705 combat missions, and fought on the Western front and in Defence of the Reich. On four occasions he survived being shot down, and he was credited with 104 aerial victories, all of them against the Western Allies.
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Charles Young – Young was among the first black West Point graduates in the academy’s history. He went on to become the first African-American military attaché, which is an expert in diplomatic missions. by LiveLoveLaughMyLife
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LiveLoveLaughMyLife Charles Young – Young was among the first black West Point graduates in the academy’s history. He went on to become the first African-American military attaché, which is an expert in diplomatic missions.
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Sgt. Stubby fought in 17 battles in WWI. He was in the trenches in France for 18 months, survived being gassed and went on to warn his unit of incoming gas attacks and artillery shelling; he located wounded soldiers, and helped capture a German spy. After the war, he was the Georgetown Hoyas’ mascot. #Pitbull hero by dana
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dana Sgt. Stubby fought in 17 battles in WWI. He was in the trenches in France for 18 months, survived being gassed and went on to warn his unit of incoming gas attacks and artillery shelling; he located wounded soldiers, and helped capture a German spy. After the war, he was the Georgetown Hoyas’ mascot. #Pitbull hero
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Bruce Perry Crandall (born February 17, 1933) is a retired US Army officer who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of Ia Drang. During the battle he flew 22 missions in an unarmed helicopter into enemy fire to bring ammunition and supplies and evacuate the wounded. By the end of the Vietnam War, he had flown over 900 combat missions. by lavonne
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lavonne Bruce Perry Crandall (born February 17, 1933) is a retired US Army officer who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of Ia Drang. During the battle he flew 22 missions in an unarmed helicopter into enemy fire to bring ammunition and supplies and evacuate the wounded. By the end of the Vietnam War, he had flown over 900 combat missions.
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1959. This is 116 years old Walter Williams in his bed. He was the very last civil war veteran. by Sherri32
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Sherri32 1959. This is 116 years old Walter Williams in his bed. He was the very last civil war veteran.
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Albert Woolson, union drummer boy died  in 1956 at 108 yrs. He was the last Civil War veteran. by erna
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erna Albert Woolson, union drummer boy died in 1956 at 108 yrs. He was the last Civil War veteran.
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Albert Woolson, union drummer boy died in 1956 at 108 yrs. He was the last Civil War veteran. by erna
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erna Albert Woolson, union drummer boy died in 1956 at 108 yrs. He was the last Civil War veteran.
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Gulf War: A Florida reservist says an emotional goodbye to his family before being deployed. The photo is part of "The American Soldier — A Photographic Tribute to Soldiers and Marines" exhibit at the Gerald R. Ford Museum by ainiyisheng
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ainiyisheng Gulf War: A Florida reservist says an emotional goodbye to his family before being deployed. The photo is part of "The American Soldier — A Photographic Tribute to Soldiers and Marines" exhibit at the Gerald R. Ford Museum
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Paul Newman served in the United States Navy in World War II in the Pacific theater. Unable to be a pilot, because he was colour blind,  he was sent instead to boot camp and then received further training as a radioman and gunner. He qualified as a rear-seat radioman and gunner in torpedo bombers, in 1944.   He later flew from aircraft carriers as a turret gunner in an Avenger torpedo bomber. As a radioman-gunner, he served aboard the USS Bunker by HOLLACHE
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HOLLACHE Paul Newman served in the United States Navy in World War II in the Pacific theater. Unable to be a pilot, because he was colour blind, he was sent instead to boot camp and then received further training as a radioman and gunner. He qualified as a rear-seat radioman and gunner in torpedo bombers, in 1944. He later flew from aircraft carriers as a turret gunner in an Avenger torpedo bomber. As a radioman-gunner, he served aboard the USS Bunker
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This was us before he deployed! by leanne
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leanne This was us before he deployed!
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Rudolf Walter Richard Hess, (26 April 1894 – 17 August 1987), was a prominent Nazi politician who was Adolf Hitler's deputy in the Nazi Party during the 1930s and early 1940s. On the eve of war with the Soviet Union, he flew solo to Scotland in an attempt to negotiate peace with the United Kingdom, where he was arrested and became a prisoner of war. Hess was tried at Nuremberg and sentenced to life imprisonment, which he served at Spandau Prison, Berlin, where he died in 1987. by tisha
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tisha Rudolf Walter Richard Hess, (26 April 1894 – 17 August 1987), was a prominent Nazi politician who was Adolf Hitler's deputy in the Nazi Party during the 1930s and early 1940s. On the eve of war with the Soviet Union, he flew solo to Scotland in an attempt to negotiate peace with the United Kingdom, where he was arrested and became a prisoner of war. Hess was tried at Nuremberg and sentenced to life imprisonment, which he served at Spandau Prison, Berlin, where he died in 1987.
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This Korean War veteran and quadruple amputee defied doubters and married his sweetheart in the 1950s. by leanne
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leanne This Korean War veteran and quadruple amputee defied doubters and married his sweetheart in the 1950s.
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Medgar Wiley Evers (July 2, 1925 – June 12, 1963) was an African-American civil rights activist from Mississippi involved in efforts to overturn segregation at the University of Mississippi. He became active in the civil rights movement after returning from overseas service in World War II and completing secondary education; he became a field secretary for the NAACP by delores
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delores Medgar Wiley Evers (July 2, 1925 – June 12, 1963) was an African-American civil rights activist from Mississippi involved in efforts to overturn segregation at the University of Mississippi. He became active in the civil rights movement after returning from overseas service in World War II and completing secondary education; he became a field secretary for the NAACP
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Rudolf Walter Richard Hess, (26 April 1894 – 17 August 1987), was a prominent Nazi politician who was Adolf Hitler's deputy in the Nazi Party during the 1930s and early 1940s. On the eve of war with the Soviet Union, he flew solo to Scotland in an attempt to negotiate peace with the United Kingdom, where he was arrested and became a prisoner of war. Hess was tried at Nuremberg and sentenced to life imprisonment, which he served at Spandau Prison, Berlin, where he died in 1987. by tisha
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tisha Rudolf Walter Richard Hess, (26 April 1894 – 17 August 1987), was a prominent Nazi politician who was Adolf Hitler's deputy in the Nazi Party during the 1930s and early 1940s. On the eve of war with the Soviet Union, he flew solo to Scotland in an attempt to negotiate peace with the United Kingdom, where he was arrested and became a prisoner of war. Hess was tried at Nuremberg and sentenced to life imprisonment, which he served at Spandau Prison, Berlin, where he died in 1987.
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#USMC #Marines by bessie
Female Marines And The Official USMC Mascot! by bessie
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bessie Female Marines And The Official USMC Mascot!
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Why are Marines the best? (USMC) by bessie
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bessie Why are Marines the best? (USMC)
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Clark Gable ca 1943    Gable spent most of the war in the United Kingdom at RAF Polebrook with the 351st. Gable flew five combat missions, including one to Germany, as an observer-gunner in B-17 Flying Fortresses between May 4 and September 23, 1943, earning the Air Medal and the Distinguished Flying Cross for his efforts. by kim
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kim Clark Gable ca 1943 Gable spent most of the war in the United Kingdom at RAF Polebrook with the 351st. Gable flew five combat missions, including one to Germany, as an observer-gunner in B-17 Flying Fortresses between May 4 and September 23, 1943, earning the Air Medal and the Distinguished Flying Cross for his efforts.
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"Reputedly a scene was filmed where during the final battle Captain America saves an old man trying to protect his grandchildren. He tells him to ‘Get them to cover’ but as he walks away the old man asks him “Cap, is that really you?’. He turns and noting the man’s World War 2 veteran lapel pin trades salutes with him. As Captain America sprints away the children ask their grandfather ‘Do you know him?’ and he replies ‘We all know him’." by ebony
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ebony "Reputedly a scene was filmed where during the final battle Captain America saves an old man trying to protect his grandchildren. He tells him to ‘Get them to cover’ but as he walks away the old man asks him “Cap, is that really you?’. He turns and noting the man’s World War 2 veteran lapel pin trades salutes with him. As Captain America sprints away the children ask their grandfather ‘Do you know him?’ and he replies ‘We all know him’."
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Medgar Wiley Evers was an African American civil rights activist involved in efforts to overturn segregation at the University of Mississippi. He became active in the civil rights movement after returning from overseas service in World War II and completing secondary education; he became a field secretary for the NAACP. Evers was assassinated by Byron De La Beckwith, a member of the White Citizens' Council. Evers was buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery. by delores
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delores Medgar Wiley Evers was an African American civil rights activist involved in efforts to overturn segregation at the University of Mississippi. He became active in the civil rights movement after returning from overseas service in World War II and completing secondary education; he became a field secretary for the NAACP. Evers was assassinated by Byron De La Beckwith, a member of the White Citizens' Council. Evers was buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery.
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Suicides, among noncombatants. According to Neller, the majority of Marines who die by suicide never see combat. by SovHealth Treatment Centers
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SovHealth Treatment Centers Suicides, among noncombatants. According to Neller, the majority of Marines who die by suicide never see combat.
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I love how Bill supported his little brother while he was fighting the war in secret - kept him safe when needed and let go when the time came. by cecile
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cecile I love how Bill supported his little brother while he was fighting the war in secret - kept him safe when needed and let go when the time came.
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Man o’ War in his coffin. The most famous Thoroughbred died on November 1, 1947 at the age of 30 of an apparent heart attack.  He was the first horse to be embalmed, and his casket was lined in his riding colors.  Man o’ War’s funeral was broadcast internationally over the radio and over 2,000 people came to pay their final respects. by Banphrionsa
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Banphrionsa Man o’ War in his coffin. The most famous Thoroughbred died on November 1, 1947 at the age of 30 of an apparent heart attack. He was the first horse to be embalmed, and his casket was lined in his riding colors. Man o’ War’s funeral was broadcast internationally over the radio and over 2,000 people came to pay their final respects.
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Eberhart SE-5E at the National Museum of the USAF. (U.S. Air Force photo). Noted for its strength, stability and speed, the S.E.5A rivaled the Sopwith Camel as the most successful British fighter of WWI. The museum acquired the SE-5E through a donation by the estate of Lt. Col. William C. Lambert, USAF Ret. A WWI ace with 21.5 victories, Lambert flew the S.E.5A as an American member of the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Air Force. by stefanie
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stefanie Eberhart SE-5E at the National Museum of the USAF. (U.S. Air Force photo). Noted for its strength, stability and speed, the S.E.5A rivaled the Sopwith Camel as the most successful British fighter of WWI. The museum acquired the SE-5E through a donation by the estate of Lt. Col. William C. Lambert, USAF Ret. A WWI ace with 21.5 victories, Lambert flew the S.E.5A as an American member of the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Air Force.
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Sergeant Michael Strank (10 Nov 1919–1 Mar 1945) was one of the six Marines who raised the second flag on Mt. Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima. He died on Iwo Jima on 1 March 1945 when his squad came under heavy fire and was hit by friendly fire by an American shell. His death made him the first—but certainly not the last—man photographed raising the flag to die in battle. by tammie
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tammie Sergeant Michael Strank (10 Nov 1919–1 Mar 1945) was one of the six Marines who raised the second flag on Mt. Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima. He died on Iwo Jima on 1 March 1945 when his squad came under heavy fire and was hit by friendly fire by an American shell. His death made him the first—but certainly not the last—man photographed raising the flag to die in battle.
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Nadezhda Popova was a Russian female pilot during WWII. The German military called her one of the "Nachthexen", or "Night Witches" She flew 852 decoy missions in a canvas winged plane. Dropped food and medicine to Russian marines trapped on the beach at Malaya Zemlya. She had to fly so low that she heard their cheers. After the mission, she found 42 bullet holes in her plane.She died on July 8, 2013 at the age of 91 by rosiete
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rosiete Nadezhda Popova was a Russian female pilot during WWII. The German military called her one of the "Nachthexen", or "Night Witches" She flew 852 decoy missions in a canvas winged plane. Dropped food and medicine to Russian marines trapped on the beach at Malaya Zemlya. She had to fly so low that she heard their cheers. After the mission, she found 42 bullet holes in her plane.She died on July 8, 2013 at the age of 91
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A Marine was deployed to Afghanistan. While he was there he received a letter from his girlfriend. In the letter she explained that she had by Judy Kilroy
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Judy Kilroy A Marine was deployed to Afghanistan. While he was there he received a letter from his girlfriend. In the letter she explained that she had
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he's got swagger! From submitter Brian Feller: Alva Wilder (1842-1918), my great-great Grandfather. Taken we believe in 1862. He was a Civil War vet for the North. He was part of the 1st Michigan Light Artillery Battery A which was also known as the Loomis Battery. by shopportunity
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shopportunity he's got swagger! From submitter Brian Feller: Alva Wilder (1842-1918), my great-great Grandfather. Taken we believe in 1862. He was a Civil War vet for the North. He was part of the 1st Michigan Light Artillery Battery A which was also known as the Loomis Battery.
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Pablo Picasso. Apparently he was a bit of an arse. But boy, could he make art. The influence of this man on modernism and what came after by guida
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guida Pablo Picasso. Apparently he was a bit of an arse. But boy, could he make art. The influence of this man on modernism and what came after
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