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Old 07-18-2007, 04:51 PM   #7
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Default Re: Fighters who saw military action

Originally Posted by mr. magoo
Does anyone know about fighters who served in say, vietnam, WWII, WWI, Korea, Desert storm and other wars that took place around the globe?
Barney Ross is the most well known he was decorated for bravery,woundedin action his subsequent drug addiction was a result of the morphine he was prescribed for the pain,Lew Jenkins was in the Army twice,he re-enlisted after his boxing career was over and his personal life was a mess,he served in the Korean War ,and was decorated for gallantry ,credited for saving the lives of many of his comrades behind enemy lines,Gene Tunney was billed as the "Fighting Marine ",but in fact when he got to france in WW1 the armistice had benn signed,Georges Carpentier,was a pilot during ww1 and was awarded the Croix De Guerre,Frances highest honour for bravery.Jack Dempsey redeemed himself by enlisting in the Coast Guard and landing on the beaches at D Day.
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