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According to Patrick Wayne, Duke's 3rd child, who just turned 80 (7/15/39), "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon" (1949), the second of John Ford's cavalry trilogy, was his father's favorite movie of those he starred in. Duke was 41 when the movie was made and he was praised for his realistic portrayal of the 60-year-old cavalry captain Nathan Brittles. Astride his horse, Brittles accepts a silver watch and chain from his men, having to put on his spectacles and choking up, as he reads the engraving in front of the silent troopers, “To Capt. Brittles — from C Troop … Lest we forget.” The line is from Kipling's poem, "Recessional".

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Actor Richard Carlson (Himself a WWII Navy vet) and his rack in the 1952 Retreat Hell, Carlson's character Captain Paul Hansen (posing with actress Anita Louise who played his Wife in the film) was as you remember a involuntary recall WWII vet, so nice array of Pacific War ribbons we're seeing there.

 

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I think this may be the first Hollywood animation US Medal in this illustrious thread, but it won't be the last. From the 2009 Disney movie "The Princess and the Frog" (that I watched with my daughter this weekend)

 

From the net- "Tiana’s dad James received a US Army Distinguished Service Cross [during World War I). It is assumed he was bestowed this honor posthumously. The Distinguished Service Cross is awarded to soldiers for acts of extraordinary heroism. It is also very unlikely, as black soldiers seldom received any medals until the full integration of the Armed Forces, post World War Two."

 

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Mike Colter as Colonel James Darrell Edwards II in Men In Black 3

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'A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon'

 

Always looking for Vietnam War US Special Forces/MACV-SOG jungle shirts/uniforms and OG107 Shirts/uniforms.

 

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Alan Dale as General Ross in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

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'A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon'

 

Always looking for Vietnam War US Special Forces/MACV-SOG jungle shirts/uniforms and OG107 Shirts/uniforms.

 

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Kelsey Grammer as General Partridge and Carey Elwes as Colonel James Burton In Pentagon Wars. There are a few more to post. A great movie and a funny look into what can be the blackhole that is Defence spending.

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'A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon'

 

Always looking for Vietnam War US Special Forces/MACV-SOG jungle shirts/uniforms and OG107 Shirts/uniforms.

 

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Kelsey Grammer as General Partridge and Carey Elwes as Colonel James Burton In Pentagon Wars. There are a few more to post. A great movie and a funny look into what can be the blackhole that is Defence spending.

 

Awesome movie

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From Hogan's Heroes

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Wow I don't remember this episode, and I thought I seen them all!

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And a Twofer of Carroll O'Conner's two portrayals of Generals in those two movies, the racks look similar, but I think the one as Bolt has one less ribbon on the top row, and the purple Heart starts off the second row, while Colt's PH is on the end of the top row with what looks like the Soldiers Medal starting the second row off

 

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As Gen Bolt in What Did You Do in the War Daddy 1966

 

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As Gen Colt in Kelly's Heroes 1970.

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Will Smith as Dr Robert Neville from I Am Legend

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'A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon'

 

Always looking for Vietnam War US Special Forces/MACV-SOG jungle shirts/uniforms and OG107 Shirts/uniforms.

 

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