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Norfolk Naval Base, Norfolk, VA. It is uncommon for this many Nuclear Aircraft Carriers (5) to all be in port at one time. The USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74), returned to port on July 2, 1997, joining the USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-73), USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN-71), USS ENTERPRISE (CVN-65) and the USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN-69).
From Jimmy Stewart to Clark Gable: A Look Back at the Hollywood Stars Who Served in World War II
CAPT Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. USNR, (Ret.) (1909-2000), US actor. Recipient: US Navy's Legion of Merit with Bronze V (for Valor), Silver Star, the Italian War Cross for Military Valor, the French Légion d'Honneur and the Croix de Guerre with Palm, and the British Distinguished Service Cross for World War II Service. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images) Date created: 31 Dec 1944
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Glenn Ford - interrupted his film career to volunteer for duty in WW II with the US Marine Corps Reserve on December 13, 1942. He was assigned in March 1943 to active duty at the Marine Corps Base in San Diego. His WW II decorations are: American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal, Rifle Marksman Badge, and the US Marine Corps Reserve Medal. He retired from the Naval Reserve in the 1970s at the rank of captain.
In pictures: The life and career of Sir Sean Connery
Sean Connery - When he was 16 he enlisted in the Royal Navy. He served for three years before a stomach ulcer cut his naval career short and he was discharged on medical grounds. While still serving, Sean decided to get two tattoos on his arm; one a tribute to his parents that reads 'Mum and Dad', and the other, 'Scotland Forever'
George Peppard (October 1, 1928 – May 8, 1994). Born in Detroit, MI. His father was a building contractor and his mother an opera singer. After high school in 1946 he joined the U.S. Marine Corps and was discharged in 1948 with the rank of Corporal. He graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with an engineering degree in 1955. Stage, screen and television actor. Best remembered for his roles in The Carpetbaggers, The Bravos, and The A-Team.
James Allen Whitmore, Jr. (October 1, 1921 – February 6, 2009) was an American film and stage actor. WWII interrupted his pre-law studies at Yale. He received his degree while at boot camp, and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant and served in the United States Marine Corps in the Panama Canal Zone during World War II.