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(Cracked)   Here are 5 celebrities you did not know were badass soldiers, because we are going to put happy trees over there, right maggot?   (cracked.com) divider line 188
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2013-05-27 06:11:37 PM
Fissile is coming up with some good ones. The only ones I can think of offhand are Walter Matthau who served in the same bombing group as James Stewart, and Art Carney who was injured at Normandy.
 
2013-05-27 06:12:56 PM
James Garner.  Korean War US Army.  Wounded in combat.

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2013-05-27 06:12:58 PM
FTA Doohan survived, but took one for from the team. Actually, he took six for from the team, as he was shot that many times in the legs and hands...

I may be mistaken, but somehow I don't think friendly fire is generally considered taking one for the team.
 
2013-05-27 06:14:29 PM

The DBS: bifford: Our concept of "badass" is often ridiculous.  How many of us have actually fought in a war?  How many of us are members of a street gang?  How many of us have actually got into a serious fight?  I wager that none of us have met many true badasses and thus have no realistic concept of what they really resemble.

My son killed 3 men in combat last year. His patrol got ambushed, one of his Marines got shot, the kid patched him up while getting shot at, then used his own body to shield his patient while returning fire. He's pretty badass for a Sailor.


Your son is a bonafide badass.
 
2013-05-27 06:16:17 PM

Peter von Nostrand: Noticeably absent "tough guy" John Wayne


Because he never served in the military. He was exempt due to his age and family status. He was classified as 3-A (family deferment).
 
2013-05-27 06:21:12 PM
Art Carney.  US Army WWII.  Wounded in combat.

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2013-05-27 06:28:15 PM
Ted Williams scoffs at being left off this list. Then he wins the Triple Crown anyway, hits the last .400 season in baseball, gets his Marine Aviator wings flying a Corsair in WWII, comes back to play five more seasons of baseball including the 1946 World Series, then he goes off to fly 39 combat missions in jets strafing the commie hoardes in Korea with John Glenn before playing seven more years to cap off a Hall of Fame baseball career.

So, what did you do today?
 
2013-05-27 06:30:21 PM
Julia Child
 
2013-05-27 06:30:45 PM
Drew Carey was in the Marine Corps Reserve.

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2013-05-27 06:30:53 PM

acefox1: So, what did you do today?


Steak...beer...I'm pretending to be Babe Ruth
 
2013-05-27 06:32:51 PM
Charles Bronson.  US Army Air Corps WWII.  Wounded in combat.

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2013-05-27 06:34:14 PM

Peter von Nostrand: Wayne


John Wayne was a military hero to the same extent that Ronald Reagan was a military hero.  In other, words, not all all.  They were both just bullshiat actors that capitalized on their image.
 
2013-05-27 06:34:47 PM

ZaldaPhlemm: Julia Child


She wasn't a soldier, but she did join the OSS. She wasn't allowed to join the WACS or WAVES because she was too tall.
 
2013-05-27 06:38:07 PM

Mock26: Peter von Nostrand: Noticeably absent "tough guy" John Wayne

Pretty sure John Wayne was never actually a soldier.  He only played them on the big screen.


Exactly. Exactly
 
2013-05-27 06:38:21 PM

mafiageek1980: Damn, as if Steve Buscemi couldn't get any COOLER!


Jack Nicholson was a volunteer firefighter. When he hacks down the door in The Shining, it's a real door.
 
2013-05-27 06:39:22 PM
Then there's Maude.  USMC WWII.
 
2013-05-27 06:41:07 PM
Sorry, here's the picture of Bea Arthur.

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2013-05-27 06:44:40 PM
Man, I already had massive respect for James Doohan because he became an expert in engineering in real life and even did some work with NASA. I had no idea he was a war hero too.

/pours one out for Scotty
 
2013-05-27 06:45:33 PM

Kyosuke: Peter von Nostrand: Noticeably absent "tough guy" John Wayne

He had more important business to attend to...

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John Wayne was gay.

/I know, because I installed a one-way mirror in his guest bedroom.
 
2013-05-27 06:47:51 PM
"Actually, he took six for the team, as he was shot that many times in the legs and hands by a fellow Canadian soldier,"
 
2013-05-27 06:47:58 PM
Born in 1929.  Member of the Dutch Resistance 1941-1945.
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2013-05-27 06:52:36 PM

Current Resident: "Actually, he took six for the team, as he was shot that many times in the legs and hands by a fellow Canadian soldier,"


===============

Getting shot by one of the idiots on your own team who doesn't know how to operate a safety catch is more common than you know.
 
2013-05-27 06:54:16 PM

Korzine: I may be mistaken, but somehow I don't think friendly fire is generally considered taking one for the team.


Unless your name is Patrick Tillman.
 
2013-05-27 06:56:01 PM
List is useless without Eddie Albert and James Arness.
 
2013-05-27 06:57:29 PM
Many of the "Old Hollywood" actors had WW 2 experience, it was pretty much inevitable. Ronnie Reagan was actually a commissioned Captain in the USAAF with the film division. Him and John Wayne came to believe their own legends later on though. Most Hollywood vets didn't crow, they just did the job and went on with it.

/Captain Kangaroo was a USMC vet of the Pacific.
//Clark Gable was a tail gunne is the USAAF
///Douglas Fairbanks was a Navy special operations officer.
 
2013-05-27 06:59:10 PM

jackmalice: Kyosuke: Peter von Nostrand: Noticeably absent "tough guy" John Wayne

He had more important business to attend to...

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John Wayne was gay.

/I know, because I installed a one-way mirror in his guest bedroom.


Guy I used to work with had a fun Wayne story: apparently he worked for a restaurant that did deliveries to hotels. So he goes up to the room with the food and some guy in the room pulls the "Do you know who this is?" routine. It was later in Wayne's life and he doesn't recognize him and says so. Wayne was so pissed he got the delivery man (my co-worker) fired.

/csb
 
2013-05-27 06:59:38 PM

Bathia_Mapes: Peter von Nostrand: Noticeably absent "tough guy" John Wayne

Because he never served in the military. He was exempt due to his age and family status. He was classified as 3-A (family deferment).


But did land on a carrier in a codpiece? Only the awesome ones do that
 
2013-05-27 06:59:49 PM
Neville Brand - Won the Silver Star in Europe during WW2.  Wounded twice in combat, second time almost killed him.  Fought in the Ardenne.
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2013-05-27 07:01:02 PM

hlehmann: Peter von Nostrand: Wayne

John Wayne was a military hero to the same extent that Ronald Reagan was a military hero.  In other, words, not all all.  They were both just bullshiat actors that capitalized on their image.


At least Reagan was actually in the Army, he also had no control where he was deployed.  Wayne was just a pussy.
 
2013-05-27 07:01:51 PM

lifeboat: I'll see your Air Force drill instructor and raise with a Marine Corps drill instructor:

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WWII veteran with the Marines, wounded in combat at Guadalcanal, spent about a year hospitalized with blackwater fever.  The bullet and the virus missed it by *that* much.


www.supernaturalwiki.com

Son-in-law: USMC, Vietnam. Marine Reverse until 1976.
 
2013-05-27 07:02:33 PM
Not sure you can say Buscemi was pulling survivors out of the wreckage on 9/11 considering there WERE not survivors in the wreckage other the 2 Port Authority cops.
 
2013-05-27 07:03:43 PM
Unknown Badass?

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Step forward Bombardier Milligan.
 
2013-05-27 07:06:22 PM

Therion: missed one -

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Ha! Excellent troll.
Totally badass at putting on his makeup for all those training films he made.
 
2013-05-27 07:06:28 PM
Everyone is forgetting Mr. Rogers!

:-D
 
2013-05-27 07:08:41 PM
I've seen Eddie Albert mentioned here a few times, here's what he did. If you're familiar with Tarawa you'll know that what he did was no small feat.
"During the Battle of Tarawa, one of the bloodiest battles of World War II and in the history of the U.S. Marine Corps, Albert was credited with rescuing up to 70 wounded Marines while under enemy fire. He was awarded the Bronze Star with a combat "V". He did not speak about this publicly until it was mentioned in several television documentaries about the battle in the 1990s."
 
2013-05-27 07:09:06 PM

Fissile: Getting shot by one of the idiots on your own team who doesn't know how to operate a safety catch is more common than you know.


Yeah, I know.
 
2013-05-27 07:17:10 PM

Peter von Nostrand: Noticeably absent "tough guy" John Wayne


John Wayne was a less annoying version of Ted Nugent.
 
2013-05-27 07:18:24 PM

Current Resident: Fissile: Getting shot by one of the idiots on your own team who doesn't know how to operate a safety catch is more common than you know.

Yeah, I know.


Then it isn't more common than you know.
 
2013-05-27 07:22:27 PM

OtherLittleGuy: Marine Reverse


Is that like a boat that only goes backwards?
 
2013-05-27 07:22:49 PM

Bathia_Mapes: Peter von Nostrand: Noticeably absent "tough guy" John Wayne

Because he never served in the military. He was exempt due to his age and family status. He was classified as 3-A (family deferment).


Marion could have asked to become draft eligible, which he did not. Which is fine (but given how pro-war he was, reeks of opportunism). Alternatively he could have volunteered for the First Motion Picture Unit, but that would have hurt his career.
 
2013-05-27 07:25:04 PM

hlehmann: Peter von Nostrand: Wayne

John Wayne was a military hero to the same extent that Ronald Reagan was a military hero.  In other, words, not all all.  They were both just bullshiat actors that capitalized on their image.


Not really, Wayne wouldn't even make films for the First Motion Picture Unit.
 
2013-05-27 07:34:06 PM

Mad_Radhu: whither_apophis: I'm glad Christopher Lee wasn't on the list... because everyone already knows he's a badass.

I'm torn about including Jon Pertwee for the same reason. Everyone already knew he had Bad Motherfarker stamped on the leather of his wallet, they just didn't realize the extent of it until the details were recently declassified


I've never heard of that guy before now, but after googling his name and "military", I wish I had.

Pertwee also worked alongside Ian Fleming during his spell with Naval Intelligence. He recalled: 'One day Fleming sent me for an interview for a job. They wanted a good French speaker.
'I thought the job was going to be liaison with the Free French. I did not fancy that at all, so I deliberately messed up the interview, pretending I could not understand what they were saying at times and throwing in the most  inappropriate answers.
'Afterwards, when Fleming got the report back, he said they did not want me and how badly I had done. I confessed I had done it on purpose because I did not want to work with de Gaulle's mob.
'He told me I was a blithering idiot because the interview was a chance to be our man in Tahiti.'
 
2013-05-27 07:46:25 PM

OtherLittleGuy: l

[www.supernaturalwiki.com image 320x400]

Son-in-law: USMC, Vietnam. Marine Reverse until 1976.


Your son in law is Jim Beaver?

I'm surprised I haven't seen any mention yet of Moe Berg.  He was a true genius.  He was also a professional baseball player.  He also used his professional baseball career as a cover to spy for the OSS.
 
2013-05-27 07:52:22 PM
Charles Durning was the most decorated actor from WWII

Audie Murphy was turned into an actor because he was a genuine WWII hero that America loved
 
2013-05-27 07:54:29 PM

skinink: Are you kidding me? Two web pages for five people?
Here they are. Fark you, Cracked.com

1) James Doohan
2) Vidal Sassoon
3) Steve Buscemi
4) Jimmy Stewart
5) Bob Ross


Guessing it's your first time.
 
2013-05-27 07:54:30 PM

Mock26: Everyone is forgetting Mr. Rogers!

:-D


"Mister Rogers" never served in the military.  Also, there is a false rumor Captain Kangaroo was a war hero; he did in fact enlist in the Marines, but the war was over two weeks later.
 
2013-05-27 07:54:34 PM
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Haven't seen him yet....

1104th Engineer Combat Group at the Battle of the Bulge and deactivating farkin' land mines ahead of the front lines
 
2013-05-27 07:58:43 PM

The DBS: bifford: Our concept of "badass" is often ridiculous.  How many of us have actually fought in a war?  How many of us are members of a street gang?  How many of us have actually got into a serious fight?  I wager that none of us have met many true badasses and thus have no realistic concept of what they really resemble.

My son killed 3 men in combat last year. His patrol got ambushed, one of his Marines got shot, the kid patched him up while getting shot at, then used his own body to shield his patient while returning fire. He's pretty badass for a Sailor.


The guys in Benghazi got 4, what's your point?
 
2013-05-27 08:00:36 PM
Kind of a bad-ass - served in the Navy in WWII and was quite an amateur boxer during that time:

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Any guesses?
 
2013-05-27 08:02:08 PM

OtherLittleGuy: lifeboat:

[www.supernaturalwiki.com image 320x400]

Son-in-law: USMC, Vietnam.

Marine Reverse until 1976.

So, he was in the Army then??
 
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