ALL branches of our military are strong, brave, faithful and necessary to the mission! They All stand ready to lay their lives down for our freedoms! They ALL deserve our honor and respect! They certainly have mine!
Actor Eddie Albert, who enlisted in the Navy in 1942, was awarded the Bronze Star with Combat "V" for his actions during the invasion of Tarawa in November 1943, when, as the pilot of a U.S. Coast Guard landing craft, he rescued 47 Marines who were stranded offshore (and supervised the rescue of 30 others), while under heavy enemy machine-gun fire (from Inknscroll).
Buddy Ebsen (April 2, 1908 – July 6, 2003) Born in Belleville, IL. Enlisted in the Coast Guard during WW II serving from 1943-46. Dancer and actor best known for his television roles as Jed Clampett in The Beverly Hillbillies, and title role in Barnaby Jones.