Don Adams (né Donald J. Yarmy) (1923-2005) | US Marine Corps 1941-45 WW II. Enlisted in the Marine Corps and assigned to 3rd Marines. Participated in the Battle of Guadalcanal and was wounded by small-arms fire. Contracted malaria and blackwater fever and spent a year in a Navy hospital in New Zealand. After recovery served as a Marine drill instructor. Best remembered for his role as secret agent Maxwell Smart in the TV series “Get Smart”.
Don Adams-After surviving the Battle of Guadalcanal he contracted Blackwater Fever and was hospitalized for more than one year in a Navy hospital in New Zealand. He was then sent stateside to be a Marine Corp drill instructor.