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Okay, Del started this, but I love war trivia. Who was the most famous WW2 "hero" that never served in the military? It's not Bob Hope.

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from 2Poppa wrote 4 years 42 weeks ago

John Wayne?

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from idahooutdoors wrote 4 years 42 weeks ago

Ernie Pyle, War Correspondent. Would be my guess...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernie_Pyle

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from idahooutdoors wrote 4 years 42 weeks ago

Also should have mentioned he was killed in action while covering the war on Okinawa, he was always in there with the troops, getting their story out to the folks back home...

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from muskiemaster wrote 4 years 42 weeks ago

rosie the riveter

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from jay wrote 4 years 42 weeks ago

harry truman

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from Big O wrote 4 years 42 weeks ago

Lot's of good answers here today !
Because you said "hero" and not "Heroine"(Rosie's Out).
Ernie Pyle served at one time(Navy reserve).
I'm going to have to go with John Wayne. All his movies(WW II) were GREAT ! "The Fighting SeaBee's" was the only one(besides "The Shootist") that he was "killed" in.

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from Del in KS wrote 4 years 42 weeks ago

How about FDR?

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from meagel wrote 4 years 42 weeks ago

I WOULD HAZARD A GUESS THAT IT IS EITHER ROOSEVELT'S SON OR HOW ABOUT HEMINGWWAY? HE WAS A WAR CORRESPONDENT THAT NEVER FOUGHT. AM I RIGHT ABOUT HEMINGWAY? HE IS MY BEST GUESS, OH AND BY THE WAY, MY FAVORITE AUTHOR.

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from Kkeltic wrote 4 years 42 weeks ago

2poppa got, it was the Duke. The military wouldn't take him because of a football injury (knee) he suffered at USC. Apparently it always bothered him, not helped any by his buddy John Ford, who used to rib him about it all the time.

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from Del in KS wrote 4 years 42 weeks ago

BTW Hemingway served in WWI.

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from Big O wrote 4 years 42 weeks ago

+ 1 For you 2Poppa. Congrats.

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from Kkeltic wrote 4 years 42 weeks ago

Yeah Del, your right. As an ambulance driver?
Got a big piece of his package blown off!
Had a lot to do with his drinking problam later in life.

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from Kkeltic wrote 4 years 42 weeks ago

problem! Sorry, Friday night!

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from hjohn429 wrote 4 years 42 weeks ago

My guess was also FDR.

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from Elmer Fudd wrote 4 years 42 weeks ago

Frank Sinatra was another one who wasn't a real soldier but played one in the movies.

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from 2Poppa wrote 4 years 42 weeks ago

John Wayne?

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from Big O wrote 4 years 42 weeks ago

Lot's of good answers here today !
Because you said "hero" and not "Heroine"(Rosie's Out).
Ernie Pyle served at one time(Navy reserve).
I'm going to have to go with John Wayne. All his movies(WW II) were GREAT ! "The Fighting SeaBee's" was the only one(besides "The Shootist") that he was "killed" in.

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from Del in KS wrote 4 years 42 weeks ago

How about FDR?

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from meagel wrote 4 years 42 weeks ago

I WOULD HAZARD A GUESS THAT IT IS EITHER ROOSEVELT'S SON OR HOW ABOUT HEMINGWWAY? HE WAS A WAR CORRESPONDENT THAT NEVER FOUGHT. AM I RIGHT ABOUT HEMINGWAY? HE IS MY BEST GUESS, OH AND BY THE WAY, MY FAVORITE AUTHOR.

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from Elmer Fudd wrote 4 years 42 weeks ago

Frank Sinatra was another one who wasn't a real soldier but played one in the movies.

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from idahooutdoors wrote 4 years 42 weeks ago

Ernie Pyle, War Correspondent. Would be my guess...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernie_Pyle

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from idahooutdoors wrote 4 years 42 weeks ago

Also should have mentioned he was killed in action while covering the war on Okinawa, he was always in there with the troops, getting their story out to the folks back home...

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from muskiemaster wrote 4 years 42 weeks ago

rosie the riveter

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from jay wrote 4 years 42 weeks ago

harry truman

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from Kkeltic wrote 4 years 42 weeks ago

2poppa got, it was the Duke. The military wouldn't take him because of a football injury (knee) he suffered at USC. Apparently it always bothered him, not helped any by his buddy John Ford, who used to rib him about it all the time.

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from Del in KS wrote 4 years 42 weeks ago

BTW Hemingway served in WWI.

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from Big O wrote 4 years 42 weeks ago

+ 1 For you 2Poppa. Congrats.

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from Kkeltic wrote 4 years 42 weeks ago

Yeah Del, your right. As an ambulance driver?
Got a big piece of his package blown off!
Had a lot to do with his drinking problam later in life.

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from Kkeltic wrote 4 years 42 weeks ago

problem! Sorry, Friday night!

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from hjohn429 wrote 4 years 42 weeks ago

My guess was also FDR.

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