Actor Ernest Borgnine passes away

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    Oscar-winning film star Ernest Borgnine dies in LA at age 95 | The Upshot - Yahoo! News

    His military career is as follows (from Wiki)

    Borgnine joined the United States Navy in 1935, after graduation from James Hillhouse High School[7] in New Haven, Connecticut. He was discharged in 1941, but re-enlisted when the United States entered World War II and served until 1945 (a total of ten years), reaching the rank of Gunner's Mate 1st Class. He served aboard the destroyer USS Lamberton (DD-119). His military decorations included the Navy Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Service Medal with Fleet Clasp, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.

    In a British Film Institute interview about his life and career, Borgnine said of the war:

    After World War II we wanted no more part in war. I didn't even want to be a boy-scout. I went home and said that I was through with the Navy and so now, what do we do? So I went home to mother, and after a few weeks of patting on the back and, 'You did good,' and everything else, one day she said, 'Well?' like mothers do. Which meant, 'Alright, you gonna get a job or what?' [8]

    In 2004, Borgnine received the honorary rank of Chief Petty Officer from the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Terry D. Scott—the US Navy's highest ranking enlisted sailor at the time—for Borgnine's support of the Navy and naval families worldwide.

    Thank you for your service. RIP :salute:
     
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    I always liked him as a actor. I new he had served in the Military but did not know when and where. :salute:
     
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    :salute: He was at the Camarillo airshow a few years ago.
     
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    I just heard about this. Great actor.

    :salute:
     
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    You'll be missed, Skipper!! 81157d1232310183-smilies-icon_salute_proper.gif

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    Sad news...

    Loved when he revealed his secret to long life! Too much!!!!
     
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    :salute: A fantastic actor who will be missed!
     
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    Always liked him, is up there with James Stewart on my list! R. I. P. Mr. Borgnine.... :salute:
     
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    RIP Cabbie...
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    I too didn't know the details of his military service. Actors of his caliber (on and off the screen) are few and far between these days. :salute:
     
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    real Sad to hear...RIP :salute:
     
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    :salute:

    The guy must have been on set till the day he died! His Mom said get a job? Apparently the only time he didn't work was just after rhe war. :shock:

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    On fox news? I saw that! He had a wicked sense of humor, I loved the reaction of that "weatherman/interviewer"; Mr. Borgnine, you will be missed!
     
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    In addition to being a great actor and having a good military service record, he was also a 33rd Degree Master Mason. He had dual membership in both Abington Lodge #48 in Abington, Va. and Hollywood Lodge #335 in L.A. Brother Borgnine did a lot of good (with his time and money) for the Shriner's Crippled Children and their Burn Hospital. Did you know the Shriners give away 1 million dollars a day.... every day !!! I hear there is a movement afoot to name a wing of the Shriner's Burn Hospital, "Ernie's Wing".

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