It’s Memorial Day weekend here in the U.S., a day that commemorates Service Members who who have fallen in the line of duty. We thought this would be a good time to look back at a past era when Hollywood went to war. We can’t list all the all the stars that served in WWII with Top 7 list, but we highlighted a few examples below (in no order).
Audie Murphy – US Army (Received the Medal of Honor, the U.S. military’s highest award for valor, along with 32 additional U.S. and foreign medals and citations.)
Charles Durning – US Army (Received Silver Star for actions during Battle of the Bulge.)
Clark Gable – US Army Air Corps. (Awarded the Air Medal and the Distinguished Flying Cross.)
Alec Guinness – British Royal Navy (Operated landing craft on D-Day.)
James Doohan – Royal Canadian Artillery (Landed in Normandy with the U. S. Army on D-Day.)
Henry Fonda – US Navy (Awarded the Bronze Star.)
Jimmy Stewart – US Army Air Corps. (Twice awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for actions in combat.)