Don Adams (né Donald J. Yarmy) (1923-2005) USMC 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.
Don Adams (1923-2005) [Get Smart, tv] served with the U.S. Marine Corps during WW II in the Pacific. He was wounded during the Battle of Guadalcanal and he contracted malaria, nearly dying of blackwater fever. Upon his recovery and return to the States, he served as a drill instructor.