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Yeah I remembered this post of mine from the WWII Couples topic in Photographs.

 

This British Soldier looking like Lyle Lovett, both in facial features and lank, and HAIR :lol:

 

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Not my favorite military man, but one of my favorite celebrities. :rolleyes:

 

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WW I, 2nd Army Engineer who looks like a more youthful Lou Dobbs, ex host of a CNN show and current host of a show on the Fox Business Network and an occasional guest on the O'Reilly Factor.

 

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How about this guy, a Ft Dix Basic Trng Co CO 1961. Dennis Quaid looks a lot like him, especially when Quaid portrayed Gordo in The Right Stuff, couldn't find a real good image of Quaid in The Right Stuff, mostly ones with Quaid with shades on, or in a space helmet, but found this one of him.

 

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This 1970 Armor Recon Trooper at Ft Knox and Dean Stockwell.

 

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This Pre WWII Soldier was originally posted by BOLO up in Helmets, and other members commented that he looks like Spencer Tracy, I think so too.

 

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Man I can't get over the Brad Pitt one, absolute spitting image of him

 

I agree, my jaw hit the floor on that one.


Lee Bishop Formerly known as "Ratchet 5" with the 2nd Infantry Division (yes, in REAL life)

US WW2 War Correspondent collector

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Call me crazy, but these two look alike :lol: one General Guy S. Meloy, Jr. the other Colonel Wilhelm Klink.

 

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Ironically, he served in the US Army in WW2, mostly in Special Services. But played WW2 Germans several times.

 

John Banner, as SGT Schultz, served in the AAF during WW2:

 

 

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Hard to believe that's the same man, huh?


Lee Bishop Formerly known as "Ratchet 5" with the 2nd Infantry Division (yes, in REAL life)

US WW2 War Correspondent collector

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At first I thought this Civil war sutler looked like a scruffy Bob Dylan. But when I compared him to that singer it dawned on me that he actually looked more like the British actor Christian bail or vice versa ...

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Fun stuff.

 

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We know who the top celebrity is, Edward Everett Horton, but who's the one on the bottom Lloyd something or other??

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We know who the top celebrity is, Edward Everett Horton, but who's the one on the bottom Lloyd something or other??

 

Right. It's Harold Lloyd, best known for his silent comedies and stunts that he did himself. Here's Harold hanging out at 9th and Broadway in LA, from 1923's "Safety Last".

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WW2 US soldier / actor Dustin Hoffman at a young age

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Right. It's Harold Lloyd, best known for his silent comedies and stunts that he did himself. Here's Harold hanging out at 9th and Broadway in LA, from 1923's "Safety Last".

Yes indeedy.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Lloyd

 

For some reason I always thought Lloyd seved in the Army briefly in the Great War, apparently not. Unknown on his draft status as we can tell.

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Elderly PAVN / VC / local Militia / Fighter and Uncle Ho Chi Minh leader of North Vietnam

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Yes indeedy.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Lloyd

 

For some reason I always thought Lloyd seved in the Army briefly in the Great War, apparently not. Unknown on his draft status as we can tell.

 

You got my curiosity going. Lloyd's one of my favorite silent stars, probably because of his amazing stunt work-- with only one complete hand from a stunt explosion in 1919. He put exempt on his WW1 draft card- reason, to care for his father. Lloyd was exactly 35 days younger than my grampa, another Midwesterner, who also claimed an exemption on his WW1 draft card- to care for his 60 year old widowed mother but ended up enlisting in the Navy.

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You got my curiosity going. Lloyd's one of my favorite silent stars, probably because of his amazing stunt work-- with only one complete hand from a stunt explosion in 1919. He put exempt on his WW1 draft card- reason, to care for his father. Lloyd was exactly 35 days younger than my grampa, another Midwesterner, who also claimed an exemption on his WW1 draft card- to care for his 60 year old widowed mother but ended up enlisting in the Navy.

Thanks for that info.

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I just found this photo just now, and at first I thought it was a still from movie PLATOON right, This GI looks like frigging Charlie Sheen I thought :lol:.

 

 

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Great thread! And it's even more fun to make Patches (or anyone else) ID who the lookalikes are. I think the celebrity will get identified before the military man. Hint- He was a naval officer. :D

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Great thread! And it's even more fun to make Patches (or anyone else) ID who the lookalikes are. I think the celebrity will get identified before the military man. Hint- He was a naval officer. :D

Got me :lol:

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Got me :lol:

 

C'mon, Patches-- you da' man! I know you can get this one. Neither of them are obscure--- just really old. The officer was a flag officer and the celebrity, with a mug like that, was from the Golden Age of Comedy.

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