Men of the West #7

George O'Brien

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Brent McKee said...

His military career is if anything at least as interesting as his movie career. He is one of the men to serve in World War I (as an enlisted man he volunteered to be a stretcher bearer in the Marines), World War II (as a beach master in various Pacific island landings), Korea and Vietnam where he participated in film making assignments. He was recommended for promotion to Admiral on four occasions; if he had been granted the rank it would have put him on a par with his good friend and frequent director John Ford.