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Charles Durning: Badass December 25, 2012

Posted by digitalbrownshirt in News.

I never knew.

He was among the first wave of U.S. soldiers to land at Normandy during the  D-Day invasion and the only member of his Army unit to survive. He killed  several Germans and was wounded in the leg. Later he was bayoneted by a young  German soldier whom he killed with a rock. He was captured in the Battle of the  Bulge and survived a massacre of prisoners.

In later years, he refused to discuss the military service for which he was  awarded the Silver Star and three Purple Hearts.



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1. Patton - December 25, 2012

An excerpt from my favorite of his many excellent character portrayals: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01QK5ovQNfE

2. daveintexas - December 26, 2012

He would have been much better than Brian Dennehy in Tootsie.

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