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Charles R. Petrach

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What movie was Tom sellick in that also had Robert Mitchum, and Henry Fonda.



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AZ1 Leo Shults, AIMD 1983

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Only he could get excited to clean toilets.

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it was the only movie i think my father ever talked about ...  
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AZ1 Leo Shults, AIMD 1983

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Ahhh, one of the best WWII movies ever made.

Midway, 1976.

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gee do we need to put out a movie discussion review thread ... we can review and discuss movies... i probably know more about that than i do the millitary..
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Leo did a great job. And UVA old men and old movies rule.
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charles i would agree with you ....

i thought your post was a comment or a question , i diddnt realize that it was in fact the next trivia question.....

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AZ1 Leo Shults, AIMD 1983

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I could go for a Movie Trivia game.
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im in , anyone else?

but we need to keep this one going also ....
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Sorry, had a party Saturday night to celebrate the end of the basement project. I'll get something posted here tomorrow.
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Ok, who am I?

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  Medal of Honor recipient Louis Cukela

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its too quiet around here, where is everyone?,,,  hey rick , where r u ?
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That's correct, but you also need to provide background...
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Louis Cukela 
Major, United States Marine Corps
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Born at Sabenes, Austria, on May 1, 1888, he is a double recipient of the Medal of Honor, one by the Army and one by the Navy for the same action in World War I.

He was serving at the time as Sergeant, 66th Company, 5th Marine Regiment at Villers-Cotterets, France.

He was the last double receipient of the Medal of Honor to die when he passed away at the Naval Medical Center at Bethesda, Maryland, on March 19. 1956. He was buried in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery. His wife, Minnie Strayer Cukela, who died on August 10, 1956, is buried with him.


Major Louis Cukela, who was awarded both the Navy and Army Medal of Honor for extraordinary heroism in France during World War I, was a native of Croatia. The same act of heroism also brought decorations from France, Italy, and his native Yugoslavia.
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I love the movie, No Time for Sergeants.
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AZ1 Leo Shults, AIMD 1983

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That's what I was looking for.  During WWI, the Army and Navy each had their own Medal of Honor.  He received one from both branches for the same action.  Reading the citations, they are almost exact. 

For no points, when did it become the Congressional Medal of Honor instead of the Army/Navy Medal of Honor?

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might be a day, unless someone wants my turn , stomach bug is kicking my *%(^^$
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Feel better.
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you know the drill, who is he and give some history details ...

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Come on guys!  It's no fun when its just me and uva7.
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this should be a easy one ....
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ok leo , pull the trigger on this one.....
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Capt. Siegal, CO USS Tarawa  - 26 February 1982 - 27 September 1983.

He was the skipper when I reported aboard.  I also believe he presented me with my Navy Achievement Medal while we were off of Beirut, just before the change of command.  
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16 months , did the skippers always turn over that quickly?
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All of them I can remember were in the 15 to 18 month range.

My First squadron, we had a full bird Captain when I reported aboard.  He had been a POW in Vietnam and this was a place for him to unwind and retire.  The XO became the CO and the Ops officer became the XO.  I left just after the next Change of command and again, the XO became the CO.  But he wound up being the last one.  It was decommissioned just 18 months later. 
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Name and history please.

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Jim Bell was born in 1931 in Akron, Ohio. He entered the U.S. Naval Academy in June 1950, and graduated with a commission as an Ensign on June 4, 1954. Bell completed flight training and was designated a Naval Aviator in November 1955, and then completed All Weather Intercept Flight Training in February 1956, staying on as an instructor pilot until December 1957. His next assignment was as an F4D Skyray pilot with VF-141 at NAS San Diego, California, from December 1957 to June 1959, followed by U.S. Naval Postgraduate School at Monterey, California, where he received his Masters degree in Aeronautical Engineering in June 1962. After completing instrument training with VA-44 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida, and A3J-1 Vigilante (later redesignated A-5A Vigilante) training with VAH-3 at NAS Sanford, Florida, LT Bell joined VAH-1 flying the A-5 in February 1963 (later redesignated RVAH-1 flying the RA-5C). He began flying combat missions from the aircraft carrier USS Independence (CVA-62) in July 1965, and was forced to eject over North Vietnam and taken as a Prisoner of War on October 16, 1965. After spending 2,677 days in captivity, he was released during Operation Homecoming on February 12, 1973. He was briefly hospitalized to recover from his injuries, and then attended the Industrial College of the Armed Forces at Fort McNair, Washington, D.C., from August 1973 to August 1974. CAPT Bell served with Fleet Composite Squadron Seven from August 1974 to November 1975, and then with Naval Air Headquarters at the Pentagon from November 1975 until his retirement from the Navy on March 1, 1979. Jim Bell died on September 30, 2014, and will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
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Very Good.  Capt. Bell was my first CO when I got to the fleet after A School.  He and several other POW's refused to give in to their captors after extreme torture.  He never gave in and was awarded his second Silver Star for it.

He was very quiet and respectful of every sailor in the squadron.

One weekend, I had duty and was working in the Maint Control office.  He came in and handed me a letter from my mom.  He had a habit of going through the mail sitting in the mail room and he would pull out letters from family of anyone on duty that weekend.  He always knew who was in and who was standing a watch.

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Very Good.  Capt. Bell was my first CO when I got to the fleet after A School.  He and several other POW's refused to give in to their captors after extreme torture.  He never gave in and was awarded his second Silver Star for it.

He was very quiet and respectful of every sailor in the squadron.

One weekend, I had duty and was working in the Maint Control office.  He came in and handed me a letter from my mom.  He had a habit of going through the mail sitting in the mail room and he would pull out letters from family of anyone on duty that weekend.  He always knew who was in and who was standing a watch.

Your up.

Great story!
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