The Front Page of the New York Times July 13th, 1946 Medal of Honor Winners to Fight Again In an unprecedented show of courage, honor and Patriotism almost all of the surviving World War Two Metal of Honor awardees have pledged to follow Audie Murphy’s example and join up again. The following is just a short list of all the award winners who are signing up to fight the Reds and to free Europe once more. They have all signed a pledge and urge all young men who are able to join them in this crusade against a godless foe. They are especially appealing to veterans. “We need the vets to once more charge into the breach”. Here is a short list of all those who have signed the pledge AUDIE MURPHY EDWARD A. BENNETT ARTHUR O. BEYER MELVIN E. BIDDLE CECIL H. BOLTON HERSCHEL F. BRILES BOBBIE E. BROWN FRANCIS S. CURREY JOE FOSS PIERPONT M. HAMILTON JAMES H. HOWARD JAMES R. HENDRIX LEON W. JOHNSON JOHN R. KANE JOSE M. LOPEZ VERNON McGARITY WILLIAM A. SODERMAN PAUL J. WIEDORFER Not to be out done many members of the entertainment industry have also pledged to do their duty once more. Actors who are veterans have pledged to fight for freedom once more. These actors and veterans have joined the call to join up once again and “Win One For the Gipper”. GENE AUTRY EDDIE ALBERT JAMES ARNESS ERNEST BORNINE MEL BROOKS RICHARD BURTON ART CARNEY KIRK DOUGLAS HENRY FONDA GLENN FORD CLARK GABLE WILLIAM HOLDEN BURT LANCASTER RONALD REAGAN In a joint statement from The Actors Guild all veterans are urged to sign up now. To quote Clark Gable … “We have the training and the experience to pitch right in, right away and to drive the commies out of Europe and back to where they belong. We don’t have time to train all the men we need or wait for the draft. The time is now. The road to freedom has always started with our democracy and this time is no different. To all you vets out there. Join up and join up now! Let’s free the world from Godless Communism. Let’s finish this job once and for all AND FRANKLY, MY DEAR, I DO GIVE A DAMN…” Noticeably absent from the announcement was America’s favorite movie soldier and celebrity, John Wayne who made 13 movies during WWII.