I am so glad you posted this for us. I'm PING'ing a bunch of good folks for interest.
I knew of COL James Stewart, but hadn't realized he made flag rank before passing on. Noe did I know he flew missions in 'Nam.
I long ago gave up hope that anyone in the entertainment industry might ever be like this man, or others like him: Ronald Reagan, John Wayne, Bob Hope, Rosie Clooney, Mickey Rooney, Audie Murphy, and so many others who either wore the uniform, or backed us to the hilt.
Their generation is gone. And I grieve at what we're left with today. I hate and distrust Hollywood and the entertainment industry.
Thanks for the ping! Now I know a whole lot more about the Jimmy Stewart that I loved as an actor! Now I love him as a HERO!
Me too Sarge. Me too.
We certainly have a lot of Aholes out there, but they are not all imperfect.
The biggest baseball choke of all time Roger Clemons has contributed some of his time to our Troops. I gotta give him credit.
Robin Williams has been outstanding with his free time. He has been to Iraq and other far points during the last couple of years in order to entertain our Troops. Bless him for that despite his personal politics.
There are others who share time. Some of my local sports heroes have gone out of their way in in order to lift up the spirit of our Troops.
Who but a diehard Patriot fan ever heard of Larry Izzo?
There are some in hollywood who are pro-America and very patriotic; Gary Sinise immediately comes to mind. What has changed is hollywood now leans against the Nation - and we don't hear about the Sinise' of the world now because their support goes against hollywood PC and are being metaphorically "airbrushed" out of the public consciousness.
The current Hollywood generation isn't fit to mow the grass on Stewart's grave.
When I first saw him in movies, this was a man I couldn't help but like. Now I know why.