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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 10:42:50 PM

PunGent: Two more, old school, authors, not actors:

J.R.R. Tolkien, went over the top at the Somme;

Antoine St. Exupery (guy who wrote The Little Prince);  MIA over the Med in WWII in a P-38.


The Little Prince Guy was KIA mot MIA. Ironically the German pilot that shot him down was a fan.
 
2013-05-27 10:47:00 PM

Sgt Otter: [upload.wikimedia.org image 462x599]

Developed radio wave spread-spectrum frequency-hopping, in order to make guided torpedoes harder to jam.

/No, really.
//That IS Hedy.


Shouldn't that be HEDLEY?
 
2013-05-27 10:48:18 PM

zamboni: You know who else was a badass soldier before becoming a celebrity?


Godwined?
 
2013-05-27 11:12:00 PM
I love how all of the mom's boy that live in their parents basement while still suckling their mommas dried up teets love to call John Wayne a pussy. Let's time travel back to the 50's kids and let's watch one of you vegan asswipes walk up to him and say it to his face.......

Makes no difference if he served or not, he inspired Americans to buy war bonds and to hate Nazi's and slopes even more than we already did.

Just like we do Muslims today.
 
2013-05-27 11:15:49 PM

borg: [14bb18348568cf6c48ec-cde16cf5c35d33e882e13bbe648f334c.r8.cf2.rackcdn . com image 560x350]
Rob Riggle was/is a Marine Corps  officer


Rob Riggle is a USMC Colonel.   His reserve stint is up but he was active while he was on the Daily Show.

Happy Memorial day:   http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-march-10-2008/marines-in-berkel e y

Check out his interview on Kevin Pollack's Chat Show:   http://blip.tv/kevin-pollaks-chat-show/kpcs-rob-riggle-56-3919377
 
2013-05-27 11:21:12 PM

enemy of the state: /The Star Trek exhibit was seen by the most people of any exhibit at the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum.
//In one room, you have the Apollo 11 capsule, Gus Grisson's Gemini, Alan Shepard's and John Glenn's capsules, Chuck Yeager's X15 X1, Charles Lindbergh's Spirit of Saint Louis, and last but not least the original Wright brothers' plane. And, Star Trek was the big draw. I guess in a way I'm OK with that. But maybe not.

///The Wright brothers' plane now has it's own gallery, along with an original Wright brothers' bicycle (nice looking machine) and Shepards ...


FTFY.  Yeager never flew the X15. It was tested by Scott Crossfield as a civilian. Neil Armstrong did fly the X15.
 
2013-05-27 11:21:35 PM

tampaflacouple: I love how all of the mom's boy that live in their parents basement while still suckling their mommas dried up teets love to call John Wayne a pussy. Let's time travel back to the 50's kids and let's watch one of you vegan asswipes walk up to him and say it to his face.......

Makes no difference if he served or not, he inspired Americans to buy war bonds and to hate Nazi's and slopes even more than we already did.

Just like we do Muslims today.


*ohwaityou'reseriousletmelaughharder.jpg*
 
2013-05-27 11:24:38 PM

tampaflacouple: I love how all of the mom's boy that live in their parents basement while still suckling their mommas dried up teets love to call John Wayne a pussy. Let's time travel back to the 50's kids and let's watch one of you vegan asswipes walk up to him and say it to his face.......

Makes no difference if he served or not, he inspired Americans to buy war bonds and to hate Nazi's and slopes even more than we already did.

Just like we do Muslims today.


He was taken seriously enough by the other countries that Stalin kicked off the cold war by trying to have Wayne assassinated.  So, there is that.

My favorite will always be James Stewart.  Every bit as tough as Wayne ever depicted himself, only Stewart never made it a point that had to be made.  Stewart was still active military during the shooting of Its a Wonderful Life.  Filmed it while on leave, yet played a character that was 4-F.
 
2013-05-28 12:00:14 AM

teenage mutant ninja rapist: edmo: So where's all the 20-somethings? Don't tell me only old guys have balls anymore.

No man. Only old guys had actual wars to fight in.
it's been a long time since the military had to go all out


You mean young "celebrity" guys. Only one young phuq I can think of right off the top of my head even comes close, or at least wasn't too much of a pussy to even attempt it:

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2013-05-28 12:03:02 AM

Korzine: 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.


I just saw tonight, on one of the quiz breaks on Pawn Stars, that he took one in the chest too, but it was stopped by his cigarette case.
 
2013-05-28 12:06:30 AM

belhade: I saw a trivia blurb on "Pawn Stars" literally a minute before I saw this article: "Which cast member of Star Trek was shot six times during the invasion of Normandy?" I even guessed right.


You've got to be kidding me. I've been further even more decided to use even go need to do look more as anyone can. Can you really be far even as decided half as much to use go wish for that? My guess is that when one really been far even as decided once to use even go want, it is then that he has really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like. It's just common sense
 
2013-05-28 12:21:50 AM

lifeboat: Kind of a bad-ass - served in the Navy in WWII and was quite an amateur boxer during that time:



Any guesses?


The face looks like a young Johnny Carson.
 
2013-05-28 01:00:07 AM

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

John Wayne was a less annoying version of Ted Nugent.


And did a lot of work with John Ford, who was a military journalist covering the war and started on his path to becoming a director by picking up camera dropped by a freshly killed cameraman.
 
2013-05-28 01:07:52 AM

borg: [14bb18348568cf6c48ec-cde16cf5c35d33e882e13bbe648f334c.r8.cf2.rackcdn . com image 560x350]
Rob Riggle was/is a Marine Corps  officer


I believe he still is.
 
2013-05-28 01:24:58 AM
Air Force drill sergeant is a badass?  I'm pretty sure it's closer to Den Mother.
 
2013-05-28 01:47:13 AM

lifeboat: 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?


Johnny Carson
 
2013-05-28 01:53:18 AM

The Lone Gunman: borg: [14bb18348568cf6c48ec-cde16cf5c35d33e882e13bbe648f334c.r8.cf2.rackcdn . com image 560x350]
Rob Riggle was/is a Marine Corps  officer

I believe he still is.


He retired Jan 1st after 23 years of service.
 
2013-05-28 02:28:59 AM

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.




That makes sense. 99 of them.
 
2013-05-28 02:38:36 AM

enemy of the state: IN 1976 when I was at Michigan State, Gene Roddenberry gave a very good talk on Star Trek. This was long before the movies were out and it wasn't really clear the ST would become the cultural phenomenon it actually did. Roddenberry predicted that the day was not far off when you'd be able to drop a quarter in the back of your TV and watch whatever you wanted, which would give rise to a shiatload of TV shows aimed at niche markets, such as sci fi. What was interesting is that he didn't envision cable, which made the whole idea absolutely impossible due to the finite nature of bandwidth in the radio/microwave spectrum.

William Shatner showed up, seemed to be getting a kick that anyone actually recalled Capt Kirk. Doohan showed up, went drinking for the rest of the night with college students who shanghaied him from back stage to Dooley's (a non-existent bar now in East Lansing). He debated the entire night whether US colleges were better than US colleges.

I had no inking that Scotty wasn't really Scottish until 15 years later, when the Star Trek exhibit was at the Smithsonian. There was a video of Scotty explaining that he had a lock on the part of the chief engineer, and that Roddenberry had him doing all sorts of accents until he (Roddenberry) decided that the Scottish one fit the part the best. Sort of hard to imagine the chief engineer of the Enterprise being called "Frenchie" or "Krautie". "Canuck", mebbie.

/The Star Trek exhibit was seen by the most people of any exhibit at the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum.
//In one room, you have the Apollo 11 capsule, Gus Grisson's Gemini, Alan Shepard's and John Glenn's capsules, Chuck Yeager's X15, Charles Lindbergh's Spirit of Saint Louis, and last but not least the original Wright brothers' plane. And, Star Trek was the big draw. I guess in a way I'm OK with that. But maybe not.

///The Wright brothers' plane now has it's own gallery, along with an original Wright brothers' bicycle (nice looking machine) and Shepards ...


Heh that was my mom's favorite bar back in the day. She named our cat after it.
 
2013-05-28 03:14:47 AM

Therion: missed one -

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Acting counts?
 
2013-05-28 04:33:47 AM

The DBS: bearded clamorer: List fails without Charles Durning.

True. I didin't even know about all the shiat Durning went through until after he died.

It appears 40% of the list aren't actually soldiers and with all due respect to Bob Ross his entry didn't make any sense. It sounds like he did his job in Alaska (where we don't do USAF basic) and nobody actually spends an entire 20 years as an instructor unless they actually want to be. It's a stepping stone of career advancement for most. Then I went back to the article linked by Cracked and saw that he wasn't a drill sergeant. He was a First Sergeant, which actually makes sense.

The writer is probably too stupid to know the difference since he also didn't know the that firement and street thugs aren't soldiers either.


What did Durning actually do? I'm seeing claims he was that went in on the first wave in Normandy, that his records say he actually passed through there 10 days later, that he landed behind enemy lines in a glider on D-Day, that he was a Ranger, that he joined up when he was 17, that he joined up when he was 21...It doesn't add up.
 
2013-05-28 05:06:50 AM

teto85: Born in 1929.  Member of the Dutch Resistance 1941-1945.
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I'm dutch and I never knew this. Actually I never even knew she was half dutch.
 
2013-05-28 05:18:29 AM

Oldiron_79: PunGent: Two more, old school, authors, not actors:

J.R.R. Tolkien, went over the top at the Somme;

Antoine St. Exupery (guy who wrote The Little Prince);  MIA over the Med in WWII in a P-38.

The Little Prince Guy was KIA mot MIA. Ironically the German pilot that shot him down was a fan.


Ya, knew they never found his body...heard they might have found the plane recently.

Thought he was listed as MIA for some reason...wouldn't be surprised they made the death official eventually.
 
2013-05-28 05:22:29 AM

Tellingthem: enemy of the state: IN 1976 when I was at Michigan State, Gene Roddenberry gave a very good talk on Star Trek. This was long before the movies were out and it wasn't really clear the ST would become the cultural phenomenon it actually did. Roddenberry predicted that the day was not far off when you'd be able to drop a quarter in the back of your TV and watch whatever you wanted, which would give rise to a shiatload of TV shows aimed at niche markets, such as sci fi. What was interesting is that he didn't envision cable, which made the whole idea absolutely impossible due to the finite nature of bandwidth in the radio/microwave spectrum.

William Shatner showed up, seemed to be getting a kick that anyone actually recalled Capt Kirk. Doohan showed up, went drinking for the rest of the night with college students who shanghaied him from back stage to Dooley's (a non-existent bar now in East Lansing). He debated the entire night whether US colleges were better than US colleges.

I had no inking that Scotty wasn't really Scottish until 15 years later, when the Star Trek exhibit was at the Smithsonian. There was a video of Scotty explaining that he had a lock on the part of the chief engineer, and that Roddenberry had him doing all sorts of accents until he (Roddenberry) decided that the Scottish one fit the part the best. Sort of hard to imagine the chief engineer of the Enterprise being called "Frenchie" or "Krautie". "Canuck", mebbie.

/The Star Trek exhibit was seen by the most people of any exhibit at the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum.
//In one room, you have the Apollo 11 capsule, Gus Grisson's Gemini, Alan Shepard's and John Glenn's capsules, Chuck Yeager's X15, Charles Lindbergh's Spirit of Saint Louis, and last but not least the original Wright brothers' plane. And, Star Trek was the big draw. I guess in a way I'm OK with that. But maybe not.

///The Wright brothers' plane now has it's own gallery, along with an original Wright brothers' bicycle (nice looking ma ...


Ok...no offense, but I gotta ask...judging by your pic, you might be the right age...you 100% sure Scotty's not your dad?
 
2013-05-28 05:31:24 AM

lack of warmth: tampaflacouple: I love how all of the mom's boy that live in their parents basement while still suckling their mommas dried up teets love to call John Wayne a pussy. Let's time travel back to the 50's kids and let's watch one of you vegan asswipes walk up to him and say it to his face.......

Makes no difference if he served or not, he inspired Americans to buy war bonds and to hate Nazi's and slopes even more than we already did.

Just like we do Muslims today.

He was taken seriously enough by the other countries that Stalin kicked off the cold war by trying to have Wayne assassinated.  So, there is that.


Err, Stalin had bad actors and good generals assassinated...you can't really judge a man's worth on that standard.  Especially near the end of his life, where he went even more batshiat crazy.
 
2013-05-28 07:26:03 AM

PunGent: Oldiron_79: PunGent: Two more, old school, authors, not actors:

J.R.R. Tolkien, went over the top at the Somme;

Antoine St. Exupery (guy who wrote The Little Prince);  MIA over the Med in WWII in a P-38.

The Little Prince Guy was KIA mot MIA. Ironically the German pilot that shot him down was a fan.

Ya, knew they never found his body...heard they might have found the plane recently.

Thought he was listed as MIA for some reason...wouldn't be surprised they made the death official eventually.


I dont know if the French ever made it official on paper, but the German ace that shot him down and his wing man both confirm shooting down a P 38 with French markings in the right place on the right day.
 
2013-05-28 08:22:47 AM

edmo: So where's all the 20-somethings? Don't tell me only old guys have balls anymore.


Yes, let's have a bloody war every 10 years or so, because they're basically manhood-proving initiation rites with no social or individual human downside, amirite?
 
2013-05-28 08:44:29 AM

Oldiron_79: PunGent: Oldiron_79: PunGent: Two more, old school, authors, not actors:

J.R.R. Tolkien, went over the top at the Somme;

Antoine St. Exupery (guy who wrote The Little Prince);  MIA over the Med in WWII in a P-38.

The Little Prince Guy was KIA mot MIA. Ironically the German pilot that shot him down was a fan.

Ya, knew they never found his body...heard they might have found the plane recently.

Thought he was listed as MIA for some reason...wouldn't be surprised they made the death official eventually.

I dont know if the French ever made it official on paper, but the German ace that shot him down and his wing man both confirm shooting down a P 38 with French markings in the right place on the right day.


His death was made official in 1950, what was left of his P-38 was found in 2000 and recovered from the bottom of the Mediterranean in 2003.
The german pilot's story still is debated though.
 
2013-05-28 08:45:02 AM

BolshyGreatYarblocks: edmo: So where's all the 20-somethings? Don't tell me only old guys have balls anymore.

Yes, let's have a bloody war every 10 years or so, because they're basically manhood-proving initiation rites with no social or individual human downside, amirite?


Add "and so the military industrial complex that lines our pockets will make us richer" and you've got the Republican Party motto.
 
2013-05-28 08:53:58 AM

rappy: belhade: I saw a trivia blurb on "Pawn Stars" literally a minute before I saw this article: "Which cast member of Star Trek was shot six times during the invasion of Normandy?" I even guessed right.

You've got to be kidding me. I've been further even more decided to use even go need to do look more as anyone can. Can you really be far even as decided half as much to use go wish for that? My guess is that when one really been far even as decided once to use even go want, it is then that he has really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like. It's just common sense


I take it you had as much to drink while grilling yesterday as I did...
 
2013-05-28 10:37:36 AM
No mention of this bold Airman?

cdn.soldiersforthecause.org
 
2013-05-28 12:37:14 PM

tampaflacouple: I love how all of the mom's boy that live in their parents basement while still suckling their mommas dried up teets love to call John Wayne a pussy. Let's time travel back to the 50's kids and let's watch one of you vegan asswipes walk up to him and say it to his face.......



ragefaces.s3.amazonaws.com

Now if you would just get up off your knees from suckin his cock so I could get a clear punch at him
 
2013-05-28 01:08:11 PM

ronnie spleen: Unknown Badass?

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Step forward Bombardier Milligan.


"Don't worry, sir. I have a verbal anti-aircraft curse, it brings down planes."

/love those books
 
2013-05-28 02:07:19 PM
The winner is Eddie Rickenbacker. He was such a badass that people forget he was famous before WWI.

It's like Tony Stewart joined up after 9/11, shot down a couple of dozen planes and won the MOH
 
2013-05-28 04:33:07 PM

tampaflacouple: I love how all of the mom's boy that live in their parents basement while still suckling their mommas dried up teets love to call John Wayne a pussy. Let's time travel back to the 50's kids and let's watch one of you vegan asswipes walk up to him and say it to his face.......


"I didn't vote for him but he's my president, and I hope he does a good job." --John Wayne
 
2013-05-28 06:04:07 PM

WeenerGord: tampaflacouple: I love how all of the mom's boy that live in their parents basement while still suckling their mommas dried up teets love to call John Wayne a pussy. Let's time travel back to the 50's kids and let's watch one of you vegan asswipes walk up to him and say it to his face.......


[ragefaces.s3.amazonaws.com image 363x281]

Now if you would just get up off your knees from suckin his cock so I could get a clear punch at him


Just like how you suck the governments cock? Yeah, I read your profile.
 
2013-05-28 08:59:31 PM

John Buck 41: Yeah, I read your profile.



It's one thing to be able to read, it's another to be able to understand irony. Or notice that I was quoting someone. Or maybe you are so leet that you refuse clean air, water and all of the other good things provided by a civilized government?

Butt hey, don't feel bad, John (Marion) Wayne was gay. He'd probably suck your cock.
 
2013-05-28 10:04:14 PM

WeenerGord: John Buck 41: Yeah, I read your profile.


It's one thing to be able to read, it's another to be able to understand irony. Or notice that I was quoting someone.


You prefaced the quote with QFT. Quoted For Truth, dick.

Or are you backpedaling now, claiming you don't agree with the sentiment?
 
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