Monday, December 24, 2012

"King of character actors, dies in NYC"

"He was among the first wave of U.S. soldiers to land at Normandy during the D-Day invasion and the only member of his Army unit to survive. He killed several Germans and was wounded in the leg. Later he was bayoneted by a young German soldier whom he killed with a rock. He was captured in the Battle of the Bulge and survived a massacre of prisoners.

  In later years, he refused to discuss the military service for which he was awarded the Silver Star and three Purple Hearts."

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