Skip to comments.Airman who inspired ‘Good Morning, Vietnam’ film has died
Posted on 07/19/2018 6:11:36 PM PDT by GreyFriar
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Adrian Cronauer, the man whose military radio antics inspired a character played by Robin Williams in the film Good Morning, Vietnam, has died. He was 79.
Mary Muse, the wife of his stepson Michael Muse, said Thursday that Cronauer died Wednesday from an age-related illness. He had lived in Troutville, Virginia, and died at a local nursing home, she said.
During his service as a U.S. Air Force sergeant in Vietnam in 1965 and 1966, Cronauer opened his Armed Forces Radio show with the phrase, Goooooood morning, Vietnam!
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“Good Morning Vietnam” has signed off the air for his new heavenly posting.
Politically conservative despite the leanings of the actor who played him, Williams
His obituary ends:
Cronauer attended the University of Pennsylvanias law school and went into the legal profession, working in communications law and later handling prisoner-of-war issues for the Pentagon.
I always was a bit of an iconoclast, as Robin (Williams) was in the film, Cronauer told the AP in 1999. But I was not anti-military, or anti-establishment. I was anti-stupidity. And you certainly do run into a lot of stupidity in the military.
I read his book many years ago.
Rest In Peace
I just watched the Blu Ray a week ago! Holy smokes. Cronauer famously stated he wasn’t the “liberal” as depicted in the movie and he’s a card carrying Republican.
RIP, Adrian. Say hello to Robin for us.
He was the voice of many recorded books.
Good Morning, Forest Lawn!
I was at a fundraiser for Ollie North years ago in Charleston,SC and he was there to speak and help his friend,, he and I spent nearly an hour talking one on one in the ballroom where the event took place,,as we waited for our rides,, everybody else had gone.. he wrote a lil note to my mom on a business card saying he wished she had been there,, a class act of a man!
I met him years ago. He was a gentleman and didn’t promote himself as anyone other than a soldier/airman doing his duty for his country.
Now broadcasting from that great big “Studio in the Skies”.
“Good Night, Vietnam.”
RIP Adrian Cronaur
Heard him do a radio interview about 30 years ago with Hiester Richard Hornberger Jr., who wrote the original M*A*S*H. Both of them were thoroughly disgusted with what Hollywood had done with their memoirs.
Thanks for posting this. May he rest in peace.
That's GOOOOOOOD MORNING, Vietnam! Replaced in my day, '68-'69, by DAAAAAAWN-BUSTERS!
G'bye, Adrian. Say Hi to Dave Rabbit for us.
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