Gene Autry (1907-1998). U.S. Army Air Force WW II. Enlisted 1942. As a pilot and Technical Sgt. he ferried fuel, ammunition, and arms in the China-India-Burma theater of war flying over the hazardous Himalayan air route, "The Hump." He also volunteered his talents as an entertainer for numerous Air Force shows. He had his own radio show entitled "Sargeant Gene Autry." When the war ended, he was reassigned to Special Services where he toured with a USO troupe in the South Pacific until 1946.
Dressed in the uniform of a technical sergeant of the U.S. Army Air Forces which he joined, Gene Autry, cowboy movie actor, found himself as popular with a pair of glamorous actresses as he is with the kids of the nation when he appeared at a benefit party staged by film actress Marion Davies, Aug. 9, 1942. With him are Rita Hayworth, left, and Dorothy Lamour. (AP Photo)
Merrills Marauders. My father, Marvin K Vickroy was in the Marauders during Burma. Dad won 2 purple hearts and numerous other medals during his enlistment. He served in WWII and in Korea 2 times. Love you Dad.
Gene Autry (1907-98). SGT. U.S. Army Air Force WW II. The "King of the Cowboys" enlisted in 1942. During the war he ferried fuel, ammunition, and arms in the China-India-Burma theater of war and flew over the Himalayas, the hazardous air route known as "The Hump." When the war ended, he was reassigned to Special Services where he toured with a USO troupe in the South Pacific before resuming his movie career in 1946.
Merrill’s Marauders (named after Frank Merrill) or Unit Galahad, officially named the 5307th Composite Unit (provisional), was a United Statesicon long range penetration special operations unit in the South-East Asian Theater of World War II which fought in the Burma Campaign. The unit became famous for its deep-penetration missions behind Japanese lines, often engaging Japanese forces superior in number.
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. JT Eckert attached to India Battery, 3d Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment (3/12), Regimental Combat Team 2, sits with his Improvised Explosive Device Detector Dog, Bee, during a security patrol in Kajaki, Afghanistan, on Oct. 29, 2010. The U.S. Marines and of 3/12 conduct operations in Kajaki in support of International Security Assistance Force.
Dinner at Mount Vernon in Honor of Mohammad Ayub Khan, President of Paksitan - it was only 7 months into the Administration and yet Tish Baldridge had already messed up. Note the women are wearing street length dresses rather than evening gowns --- this was what Miss Baldridge had specified. Only Jackie and her guest were in formal evening wear for a formal state dinner.