Skip to comments.Famous Veteran : Glenn Ford USMC USNAVY Reserve
Posted on 07/03/2018 5:01:00 PM PDT by eastforker
Actor. Born Gwyllyn Samuel Newton Ford in Canada, when he was eight years old his father, a railroad executive, moved his family to Santa Monica, California. He performed in high school plays and then joined "West Coast", a traveling theater company. His film debut was in "Heaven With a Barbed Wire Fence" (1939). After World War II started, he put his career on hold and enlisted in the United States Marines. In 1992, Ford was awarded the French Legion of Honor Medal for his service in France during the war aiding those fleeing from the Nazis. He also served in Vietnam as a member of the United States Naval Reserves
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If he was a Marine in France he was almost certainly in the OSS. Almost all “regular” Marines were in the Pacific, China or stateside.
He “Could” have been a landing craft operator. Not saying that’s a fact, but they did participate.
Doubtful. That’s almost always a Navy/Coast Guard position, not Marine Corps. Matter of fact, the only Coast Guardsman ever awarded the Medal of Honor was a landing craft operator.
A name like Gweynne kinda forces you into the USMC, But yall ok, :)
Adapt, improvise, overcome.
Gwennlyne Marion... What ever LOL
Don’t name me Sioux!
My grandfathers middle name was Marion. I didnt know his first name until I was in my teens.
I remember an old interview he did in the late ‘70s.
He said that his Father would NOT let him have a car until he was able to take it completely apart, and put it back together in working order.
I have no idea if it was true or made up, but I remember that interview quite accurately.
John Wayne was born
Marion Robert Morrison
Man names like that and Orpheus just had to kind off piss you off LOL
I have a black buddy called LT, He says “Man I wish I had a cool name like you, LOL
My name aint cool
Worked with a woman in the 90’s told me her father did same to her,she did and drove.
Rock on buddies
Ho Ho Ho
Poor old Randy Quaid..
Kelly’s heroes still cracks me up
Get me my Uniform!
Oddly we never wore uniforms, you got to have brass to mark yourself, always went out together, and looked out for one another.
Happy Independence day Yall
And has anyone heard of Marion Motley?
“He said that his Father would NOT let him have a car until he was able to take it completely apart, and put it back together in working order.”
I had a car..actually two... bought by myself that my father took away from me just for the hell of it.
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