The senior author, James Wise, a retired captain in the U. Navy, served as a naval aviator and intelligence officer, and is the author of four other books concerning naval topics. His co-author, Anne Rehill, a magazine writer and editor, is a former acquisitions editor for the Naval Institute Press, and professes English at Penn State University.
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In his initial remarks, Wise reminds us that the USMC was founded in and since that time has participated in wars and expeditions with 40, Marines killed and , wounded , and that since , Marines have been awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. The authors also point out that many of the actors they interviewed were extremely proud of their Marine experience and that their service had benefited them in their professional lives -- indeed Semper Fidelis "always faithful" to the Corps. Some of the biographies are upbeat and heart warming and others pensive and melancholic. On the negative side, military service resulted in several nervous breakdowns Hayward and Jonathan Winters , alcoholism Macdonald Carey, Powell, Power, and Van Brunt , or lung disease and death from chain smoking McQueen and John Russell.
The biographies begin with six Marines who made various contributions in Hollywood, then, in alphabetic order, 22 others - some well known to film or television devotees.
Dye has written five military novels, and because of his expertise became a motion picture technical advisor for Oliver Stone, Brian DePalma, and Steven Spielberg, and also appeared in more than 15 films -- notably Platoon , The Last of the Mohicans, , Forrest Gump , Outbreak , and Saving Private Ryan Sterling Hayden , a schooner commander at age 22, was established film star and a graduate of the British Commando Training School, but was injured in a parachute jump and discharged. He then enlisted as a boot in the Corps in , changed his name to John Hamilton, and served in the Balkans during World War II commanding Yugoslav partisans in guerrilla warfare against the Nazis.
A flirtation with Marxism nearly ended his movie career but he cooperated with the House Unamerican Activities Committee, and had a distinguished career in motion pictures, including the role of General Jack D.
Ripper in Dr. Strangelove Louis Hayward , a star of swashbucklers in the s who became a naturalized American citizen on 6 December , joined the Corps in and became a combat cinematographer, filming With the Marines at Tarawa , the Academy Award best documentary for that year. The trauma of that invasion led to depression and a complete physical collapse, but Hayward starred in twenty films and three television series.
He has made fifty films and starred in nine television series. Lee Marvin , a true "wild one," enlisted in August , served in the Marshall Islands Eniwetok and Kwajalein , and was in the June Saipan invasion force. His company was ambushed and only six of men survived. Marvin was, as he stated "shot in the ass" a 9x3x3-inch wound , hospitalized 13 months, and discharged. Disabled and underemployed, he discovered summer stock acting, and progressed to Broadway plays, and motion pictures.
Multilingual Pierre "Peter" Ortiz , of French-Spanish parentage, had an extraordinary military record and was the most decorated man to serve in to OSS. He spent five years with the French Foreign Legion in North Africa in the s and rejoined the Legion in , although his ship was torpedoed in the Atlantic before he reached Morocco.
Ortiz was sent to Morocco where he was wounded and promoted to Captain before being sent to France by the OSS to work with the maquis in A German battalion at Centron, France trapped Ortiz and four of his men, but he negotiated his own surrender in order to spare retribution by the Gestapo against the village.
Again he escaped, was recaptured, escaped again and finally "liberated himself" in April Ortiz was in training for OSS work in Indochina when the war ended. Two films 13 Rue Madeleine, , starring Jimmy Cagney, and Operation Secret, were modeled after his exploits, and he worked in a dozen films prior to his death in World War I Marine veteran and comedian Bob Burns , inventor of an unusual musical instrument he called the "bazooka," had that name "commandeered" by the U. Army in to designate its new, portable antitank rocket launcher.
Macdonald Carey , known in the post-war era as a stage, radio, and television soap opera star, appeared in the film Wake Island. Inspired, he and other cast members actually joined the Corps immediately thereafter, and he served in the South Pacific. Barry Corbin, son of a Texas state senator, served as a Marine from but "never left California.
Brian Dennehy, a student-athlete at Columbia University, joined in and served on Okinawa; he later discovered acting in theater, motion pictures, and television. Actor and writer Bradford Dillman, a Yale literature and drama graduate, enlisted in the USNR in , was selected for OCS, and as a Marine 2nd Lieutenant was assigned to teach communication skills to Marine veterans rather than being sent to Korea in Gene Hackman, a high-school dropout who served two hitches in the Marines and left as a PFC in , had the distinction of serving in China in keeping Japanese war materiel out of Communist hands.
He later aspired to the office of U.
Secretary of State in the film No Way Out George Roy Hill, a Yale history and music graduate, joined the Corps in , earned aviator's wings, and piloted transports in the South Pacific. As a story editor and film director, he is known for his stellar direction of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and The Sting Harvey Keitel was a Marine enlistee in and served in Beirut before embarking on his film career 15 so far, including Taxi Driver, , and Pulp Fiction, Bill Lundigan had been a pre-law student and radio announcer, and was a film star before joining in He became a combat photographer and served in the bloody invasions at Peleliu and Okinawa, where the Marines experienced "staggering casualties.
Army Air Corps but enlisted in the Marines in , earned his wings, and flew F4U Corsairs but missed out on actual combat.
He worked in many film and television Westerns, and is known for starring in two Tarzan films , While at Philadelphia's WCAU radio and television he was recalled to active duty and Captain McMahon flew 85 reconnaissance missions in an unarmed Cessna observation plane in Korea Steve McQueen , a wild and rebellious farm boy from the Midwest who had worked in brothels as a youth, enlisted in the Marines in , was a crewman on tanks and amphibious tractors, and served in the guards assigned to President Truman's yacht, Sequoia.
Odd jobs and Actor's Studio led to Broadway and television Wanted Dead or Alive, , a distinguished career in motion pictures, and respect as a professional motorcycle and racecar driver. Gerald O'Laughlin enlisted in , was a commissioned officer, trained for the invasion of Japan, and served in the occupation forces in Nagasaki Completing a degree in mechanical engineering, he attended Actor's Studio and became a distinguished actor, director, and teacher.
WNSR Crest. It inherited the motto from The Lunenburg Regiment , formed in Semper fidelis is the motto of the cadets corps from the Dutch Royal Military Academy. Semper fidelis is also the motto of the 11th Infantry Regiment , which was founded in May by President Abraham Lincoln. Today it trains young Army officers at Fort Benning, Georgia. United States Marine Corps Emblem.
There were three mottos prior to Semper Fidelis including "Fortitudine" meaning "with courage" antedating the War of , "Per Mare, Per Terram" "by sea, by land"; presumably inherited from the British Royal Marines , whose motto it was previously , and, up until , there was also the motto " To the Shores of Tripoli ".
Semper fidelis is the motto of Portuguese Marines Fuzileiros. Semper fidelis is the motto of CFB Valcartier. The base was originally erected as a military camp in August The Swiss Grenadiers , first designated as such in , and since forming a distinct Command in the Swiss Army , use the motto Semper fidelis. Semper Fidelis is the motto of the Romanian Protection and Guard Service , Romanian secret service which is concerned with the national security and personal security of officials in Romania. They include:.
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