LEE MARVIN ~ FEB. 19, 1924 – AUG. 29, 1987

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Lee Marvin at first did supporting roles, mostly villains and soldiers ,but after winning
an Academy Award for Best Actor for his dual roles in Cat Ballou (1965), he landed
more heroic, leading roles. Marvin left school to join the U.S. Marine Corps, serving
as a Scout Sniper. He was wounded in action during the WW ll battle of Saipan and
was awarded the Purple Heart.

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1967

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FLYING ACE BORN ON THIS DATE IN 1912

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World War ll U.S. Marine Corps pilot Gregory “Pappy”
Boyington was born in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho and
moved with his family to Tacoma, Washington. His
initial flying was with the Flying  Tigers and was 
later commander of the famous Black Sheep
Squadron. He died on January 11, 1988. He
was 75.

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Boyington being awarded the Medal Of Honor in 1945
by President Harry S. Truman.
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                       Boyington’s Corsair F-4U.

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                     ”Pappy” shortly before his death.

 

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IT WAS DEDICATED ON THIS DATE IN 1954

1982%20Marine%20Corp%20War%20MemorialThe U.S. Marine Corps memorial, depicting the raising of the American
Flag on Iwo Jima in 1945, located in Arlington, VA.
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Photographer Joe Rosenthal’s famous picture of the raising of the
American Flag on Iwo Jima by U.S. Marines, February 23, 1945.             

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