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Lex Barker


When World War II started, Lex enlisted in the U.S. Army as a buck private. In 1945, after having risen to the rank of major, he was discharged a highly decorated officer who had served honorably in North Africa and Italy where he had been badly wounded.

Marilyn Monroe

While working in a factory inspecting parachutes in 1944, was photographed by the Army as a promotion to show women on the assembly line contributing to the war effort. One of the photographers, David Conover, asked to take further pictures of her. By spring of 1945, she was quickly becoming known as a "photographers dream" and had appeared on 33 covers of national magazines.  Traveled with Bob Hope for USO Tours.

Chuck Connors

He dropped out of Seton Hall in his senior year to join the Army in October, 1942, serving mostly as a tank-warfare instructor at Camp Campbell, Kentucky, and then at West Point.

George Reeves

"Original Superman"

In 1943 George put his career on hold to enlist in the army, joining the Special Theatrical Unit of the U.S. Army Air Corps. He appeared in several training films, including a movie on the dangers of venereal disease

John Derek

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Dale Robertson

Dale entered the service as a private in the Horse Cavalry at Fort Riley, Kansas in September, 1942.

He was then stationed at Fort Knox and finally at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

He rose to 1st Lieutenant with the 332nd Combat Engineers, attached to Patton's Third Army.

He spent nine months in the hospital when his knee was shattered by German mortar fire.  Had it not been for his bad knee, he would have pursued a boxing career.

Steve Reeves

Reeves entered the Army during the latter days of World War II. Upon his release, Reeves decided to enter bodybuilding contests and soon blew his competitors away, winning the titles "Mr. Pacific Coast," "Mr. Western America," and "Mr. America" in 1947. He won the "Mr. World" contest the following year, and in 1950 he became Mr. Universe

Lee Van Cleef

Also known as "Angel Eyes" in the movie "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly."

Served in the U.S. Navy aboard a submarine chaser in the Caribbean, then in the Black and China Seas on a mine sweeper.,

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