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  • Leann Turley

    Charles Durning was in the first wave on D-Day with the 1st Div. He was the only member of his unit to survive. He took out several German machine guns and was wounded. Later, he was bayoneted 8 times in hand-to-hand combat. At The Bulge he survived The Malmedy Massacre. He refused to discuss his service for which he was awarded the Silver Star and three Purple Hearts. "Too many bad memories," he told an interviewer. "I don't want you to see me crying." A true American hero. RIP. ❤❦♪♫

  • Patricia Liggera

    A true American Hero and a darned good actor! Charles Durning His service to this nation earned three Purple Hearts and a Silver Cross serving in combat as an infantryman..

  • Sherri Gorelik

    Charles Durning was a U. S. Army Ranger at Normandy earning a Silver Star and awarded the Purple Heart.

  • Becky d'Epagnier

    Charles Durning (another movie star worthy of admiration). His service to this nation earned three Purple Hearts and a Silver Cross serving in combat as an infantryman.. <---- this just showed up in the "history" section uh huhhhh

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