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Yogi Berra and J.D. Salinger among famous heroes of D-Day
NY Post ^ | 06/06/2014 | Billy HellerJune

Posted on 06/06/2014 3:49:03 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen

Looking back at D-Day on Friday’s 70th anniversary of the Allied invasion, many of us know the event that changed the course of WWII only through such great films as “The Longest Day.” But a number of Hollywood stars — as well as stars in other fields — were actually part of the forces that stormed the beaches of Normandy. Here are a few of the heroes:

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God bless each and every one of these men.
1 posted on 06/06/2014 3:49:03 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen
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To: Kid Shelleen
John Ford, filmed D-Day and went ashore during the attack (not the first wave).

Alec Guinness was also there

2 posted on 06/06/2014 3:56:24 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparisons)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Of COURSE Yogi Berra took part. God bless him and all who went ashore to defeat Hitler’s hoards.


3 posted on 06/06/2014 4:00:46 PM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: Michael.SF.

Jimmy Doohan (Scotty from star trek) went ashore with the first wave on Juno beach without a scratch. During the following night he got shot 6 times by an overeager Canadian sentry with a BREN gun, resulting in the loss of his right middle finger.

CC


4 posted on 06/06/2014 4:05:25 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Charles Durning was a U. S. Army Ranger at Normandy earning a Silver Star and awarded the Purple Heart.


5 posted on 06/06/2014 4:06:07 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Celtic Conservative
the loss of his right middle finger

Which is why he couldn't drive in Toronto ;)

6 posted on 06/06/2014 4:11:46 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: Kid Shelleen

George Martin (producer/ sound engineer for the beatles) was an naval artillery spotter/ observer in the fleet air arm. Just learned that in a documentary.

CC


7 posted on 06/06/2014 4:15:54 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Salinger sought out Hemingway at the Hotel Ritz in Paris and showed him his writing. Hemingway actually read it and said he had talent.


8 posted on 06/06/2014 4:16:16 PM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Squawk 8888

LOL!

CC


9 posted on 06/06/2014 4:17:04 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Oh, man, that explains a lot about the confusion on the beach. Somebody must have asked Yogi Berra for directions and he said, “When you get to a fork in the road, take it.”


10 posted on 06/06/2014 4:17:29 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Kid Shelleen

The Longest Day for Bananafish?


11 posted on 06/06/2014 4:21:33 PM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: edpc

That’s a beauty!


12 posted on 06/06/2014 4:26:45 PM PDT by jobim (.)
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To: Squawk 8888
Which is why he couldn't drive in Toronto ;)

LOL !

13 posted on 06/06/2014 4:35:24 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Squawk 8888
Which is why he couldn't drive in Toronto ;)

Scotty didn't have a driver's license? Yikes,Canadian laws are pretty strict.My Dad's late older brother lost an eye as a kid in a playground accident and yet he had a Massachusetts license.

14 posted on 06/06/2014 4:44:15 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Not so much losing the salute finger, as trying to offer the “But lady, we only be going one-half impulse power” excuse for speeding


15 posted on 06/06/2014 4:47:06 PM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

“laddy”


16 posted on 06/06/2014 4:47:47 PM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: edpc

Seymour France: An Introduction?


17 posted on 06/06/2014 5:03:21 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Kid Shelleen

I thank them for their service!


18 posted on 06/06/2014 5:22:23 PM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: righttackle44
Of COURSE Yogi Berra took part.

Wonder what he did when he came upon a fork in the road?

19 posted on 06/06/2014 5:25:05 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Gay State Conservative

Substitute New York for Toronto and you’ll get the joke ;)


20 posted on 06/06/2014 5:56:23 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: Kid Shelleen

He was not a star and was unknown to anyone beyond his family and small circle of friends in Philadelphia...my beloved Father-in-love, Charles H. McCullough, was one of the many thousands of unsung heroes.


21 posted on 06/06/2014 6:15:21 PM PDT by Prov1322 (Enjoy my wife's incredible artwork at www.watercolorARTwork.com! (This space no longer for rent))
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To: Squawk 8888; Hegewisch Dupa
Substitute New York for Toronto and you’ll get the joke ;)

Oh,I get it..."horn broken,watch for finger".We don't do that kind of thing in my neck of the woods so it's pretty unfamiliar to me. ;-)

22 posted on 06/06/2014 6:54:52 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: Prov1322

my dad was on a repair ship off shore.


23 posted on 06/06/2014 7:06:21 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (We should not fear our government. Our government should fear us.)
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To: bravo whiskey

My uncle Al (RIP) drove landing craft into Normandy. He did the same in the N Africa, Sicily, and Italy invasions. He never traveled after that, staying in the small town of his birth. I guess he had seen enough.


24 posted on 06/06/2014 7:38:52 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Michael.SF.

Also actor Richard Todd was with the British airborne/glider troops that took & held the Ourne river bridge.


25 posted on 06/06/2014 9:38:36 PM PDT by Nebr FAL owner
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