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Martha Raye (1916 - 1994), American comedienne and USO worker, She is the only woman buried in the Special Forces cemetery at Fort Bragg. Hollywood just doesn't make 'em like this any more. During WWII, Korea and Vietnam, she traveled extensively to entertain the American troops. Martha was made an honorary Green Beret and visited US Army Special Forces in Vietnam without fanfare.She was affectionately known by the Green Berets as "Colonel Maggie.

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Photos of Bill McDonald with Martha Raye - 1967 at Phu Loi, S. Vietnam Colonel Maggie – Nurse, Entertainer, and Honorary Green Beret

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McMillan and Wife - (1971-77). Starring: Rock Hudson,Susan Saint James, John Schuck, Nancy Walker, Martha Raye, Bill Quinn, Mildred Natwick, Linda Watkins, Donna Mills, Richard Gilliland, Gloria Stroock and Eve McVeagh.

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Martha Raye -- (1916-1994). Singer, Dancer, Actress, Commercial & Entertainer. She was the 'Polident' Spokesperson. She played Carrie on the TV Series "Alice". Movies -- "Pufnstuf" as Boss Witch, "The Bugaloos" as Benita Bizarre. She suffered from Alzheimer's Disease and had lost both legs in 1993 from poor circulation. She died of Pneumonia.

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Martha Raye visits the troops in Vietnam, 1965. She was also apparently a surgical nurse and occasionally pinch hit for the exhausted nurses in the field.

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Martha Raye & Buster Keaton. March 06, 1956. (Photo by Louis Liotta/New York Post Archives / (c) NYP Holdings, Inc. via Getty Images)

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Comedian Martha Raye on stage for a rapt audience of American soldiers during a USO-Camp Shows, Inc. tour of U.S. Army camps in North Africa. Photograph by Margaret Bourke-White. North Africa, 1943.

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Martha "Colonel Maggie" Raye with Captain Daniel Marvin, U.S. 5th Special Forces, January 12, 1966, in Camp Dan Nam.

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Martha Raye, comedian, actress and the only woman buried in the Special Forces cemetery at Fort Bragg, NC.

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