On this day On this day Lee Marvin was born, if still alive it would have been his 100th birthday.

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Lee Marvin was born on this day in 1924. He grew up hunting and fishing, and like many in his generation he served in World War II seeing action in the Pacific as a Marine. He was hit by machine gun fire in the Battle of Saipan. It took a year to recover from his wounds. He would go on to star in over fifty films and television shows including THE PROFESSIONALS, THE DIRTY DOZEN, POINT BLANK, THE BIG RED ONE, DEATH HUNT, and THE DELTA FORCE. His acting career spanned from 1951 to 1986 and included an Academy Award for Best Actor in 1965 for CAT BALLOU.

He chose to be buried in Arlington National Cemetery along with 400,000 other soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines. His headstone in Section 7A, Grave 176 reads:

LEE MARVIN
PFC
US MARINE CORPS
WORLD WAR II
FEB 19 1924
AUG 29 1987

An Academy Award-winning actor and he’d rather be remembered as a Private First Class in the US Marine Corps during WWII and without any mentioning of being a PH recipient.

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