Rod Serling (1924-75) PVT USA Airborne ’43-46 WW II. Enlisted and served in Pacific Theater as demolitions specialist with 11th Airborne Division. In Philippine Islands campaigns: Battle Leyte, Leyte Gulf, & Tagaytay Ridge. Earned Bronze Star & Purple Heart. Deeply affected by the war he suffered with post traumatic stress nightmares and flashbacks the rest of his life. Best known for TV series “Twilight Zone” ’59-64 & “Night Gallery” ’65-66.