His military service spread over 2 wars. WWII Merchant Marines & National Guard - Regular Army Regiment in Korea. Wounded twice and received 2 Purple Hearts. Photo shows him with a Korean orphan he took care of during that war.
Don Rickles ) Seaman Class USN WW II. Enlisted in the Navy after high school graduation. Stand-up comic and actor in more than two dozen films but best remembered as an “insult” comic, frequent guest on the Johnny Carson Show.
1945 — V-J Day in Times Square/Alfred Eisenstaedt/The LIFE Picture Collection / Getty Images An American sailor passionately kisses a nurse as thousands jam into Times Square to celebrate the long-awaited victory over Japan in World War II.