Claude Marion Akins was an American actor with a long career on stage and television. Powerful in appearance and voice, Akins could be counted on to play the tough guy, on the side of good or bad, in movies. He is remembered as Sheriff Lobo in the 1970s television series B. J. and the Bear, and The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo, Akins was born in Nelson, but he grew up in Bedford, Indiana. He served with the U. S. Army Signal Corps in World War II in Burma, after the war, he graduated in 1949 from Northwestern University, where he had majored in Theatre and became a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. As a film actor, Akins first appeared in 1953s From Here to Eternity and he appeared as a seaman and shipmate of Lee Marvin in the 1954 The Caine Mutiny. He portrayed prisoner Joe Burdette in Rio Bravo, Naval Lt. Commander Farber in Dont Give Up the Ship, Sgt Kolowicz in Merrills Marauders and he had a tiny part in the movie The Sea Chase with John Wayne. He appeared with Yul Brynner and Robert Fuller in the film Return of the Seven, Akins was cast in a large number of television series, including The Adventures of Superman, in which he plays a villainous conspirator, and I Love Lucy.
He appeared once on Richard Diamond, Private Detective, Laredo, the series, Pony Express. He was cast as Jarret Sutton in Escape to Memphis and as Beaudry Rawlins in Duel on the River in Darren McGavins NBC series, the episode was broadcast on the regular series as Rodeo Rough House. Beverly Garland appeared in the episode as Nellie Austin, a sharpshooter and Garland much appeared together in the 1963 episode The Chooser of the Slain on the ABC/Warner Bros. western series, The Dakotas. Dark had foiled a robbery by the Reeves brothers, one of whom was killed, but his hand was severely injured. June avoided her husband for his own protection when the outlaw brothers pursued them, clem Reeves was portrayed by Tony Young, cast as Cord in the short-lived Gunslinger series on CBS. Ultimately, the gang was captured, and the Darks were reconciled, Akins was featured in two episodes of the original CBS series The Twilight Zone. He guest-starred in three each of Combat. and The Untouchables. He appeared on Rod Camerons early syndicated series, City Detective, Meet McGraw with Frank Lovejoy, the ABC/WB drama, The Roaring 20s, Akins other early appearances included a role as a policeman on Alfred Hitchcock Presents in Place of Shadows and Reward to Finder.
Akins played another television cop, good-natured Sheriffs Detective Phillip Dix and he was in a first-season episode of Maverick titled Burial Ground of the Gods that starred Jack Kelly. In 1965 Akins played El Supremo in The Man from U. N. C. L. E, The Very Important Zombie Affair. In 1967 Akins played Lt. Finch in The Lucy Show episode, Lucy Meets the Law, Lucy is eventually cleared of the crime when the actual redhead confesses to it
United States Armed Forces
The United States Armed Forces are the federal armed forces of the United States. They consist of the Army, Marine Corps, Air Force, from the time of its inception, the military played a decisive role in the history of the United States. A sense of unity and identity was forged as a result of victory in the First Barbary War. Even so, the Founders were suspicious of a permanent military force and it played an important role in the American Civil War, where leading generals on both sides were picked from members of the United States military. Not until the outbreak of World War II did a standing army become officially established. The National Security Act of 1947, adopted following World War II and during the Cold Wars onset, the U. S. military is one of the largest militaries in terms of number of personnel. It draws its personnel from a pool of paid volunteers. As of 2016, the United States spends about $580.3 billion annually to fund its military forces, put together, the United States constitutes roughly 40 percent of the worlds military expenditures.
For the period 2010–14, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute found that the United States was the worlds largest exporter of major arms, the United States was the worlds eighth largest importer of major weapons for the same period. The history of the U. S. military dates to 1775 and these forces demobilized in 1784 after the Treaty of Paris ended the War for Independence. All three services trace their origins to the founding of the Continental Army, the Continental Navy, the United States President is the U. S. militarys commander-in-chief. Rising tensions at various times with Britain and France and the ensuing Quasi-War and War of 1812 quickened the development of the U. S. Navy, the reserve branches formed a military strategic reserve during the Cold War, to be called into service in case of war. Time magazines Mark Thompson has suggested that with the War on Terror, Command over the armed forces is established in the United States Constitution. The sole power of command is vested in the President by Article II as Commander-in-Chief, the Constitution allows for the creation of executive Departments headed principal officers whose opinion the President can require.
This allowance in the Constitution formed the basis for creation of the Department of Defense in 1947 by the National Security Act, the Defense Department is headed by the Secretary of Defense, who is a civilian and member of the Cabinet. The Defense Secretary is second in the chain of command, just below the President. Together, the President and the Secretary of Defense comprise the National Command Authority, to coordinate military strategy with political affairs, the President has a National Security Council headed by the National Security Advisor. The collective body has only power to the President
Gordon Llewellyn Allott was a Republican American politician. Born in Pueblo, Allott graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1927, Allott was an athlete in his youth, winning the 440 yd hurdles at the 1929 United States championships. He was admitted to the bar in 1929 and commenced practice in Pueblo and he moved to Lamar, Colorado in 1930 and continued practicing law. Allott was the county attorney of Prowers County, Colorado in 1934 and he was the director of the First Federal Savings & Loan Association of Lamar from 1934 to 1960. He became Lamars city attorney in 1937, and served in this position until 1941, during World War II, Allott served as a major in the United States Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1946. After the war he became an attorney in the fifteenth judicial district from 1946 to 1948. J. Allott was elected to the United States Senate in 1954 and he was reelected in 1960 and again in 1966, and served from January 3,1955 to January 3,1973. There he was Chairman of the Republican Policy Committee, Allott died in Englewood and was interred in Fairmount Cemetery, Colorado.
Paul Weyrich and George Will worked on his Senate staff, list of Chairpersons of the College Republicans United States Congress. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, gordon L. Allott at Find a Grave
Frank Cullen Albert was an American football player. He played as a quarterback with the San Francisco 49ers in the National Football League, Albert attended Stanford University, where he led the 1940 football team to an undefeated season and the Rose Bowl. Many who saw Frankie Albert in action credit him as being the greatest left-handed quarterback ever to play the game, Albert was born in Chicago and attended Glendale High School in Glendale, California. He went to Stanford University, where he was coached by T formation innovator Clark Shaughnessy, Albert played as Stanford’s quarterback and in 1940–41 became an all-American. He was the first college T-formation quarterback in football history. He led the team of 1940 to a 9–0 regular season, 21–13 victory over Nebraska in the Rose Bowl and he was a member of Stanfords chapter of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. After graduation Albert served in the Navy during World War II for four years, in the 1942 NFL Draft the Chicago Bears selected Albert with the 10th overall pick.
He played seven seasons with the 49ers, Albert, a 5-foot-9-inch, 166-pound, left-handed passer, was credited for inventing the bootleg play, in which the quarterback fakes a handoff runs wide with the ball hidden on his hip. In 1948 he was named AAFC co-Most Valuable Player with Otto Graham and he played his last two seasons competing with Y. A. Tittle. In 1950, Albert was named to the Pro Bowl when the 49ers joined the National Football League and he retired after the season of 1952. In seven pro seasons, Albert threw for 10,795 yards and 115 touchdowns, Albert played one final season with the Canadian Football Leagues Calgary Stampeders. After his retirement, the San Francisco 49ers hired him as a scout and he became the head coach in 1956 by owner Tony Morabito. He coached the 49ers for 3 seasons with a 19-16-1 record, all three of his daughters attended Stanford. One of his daughters, Jane Albert Willens, ’67, was an All-American tennis player at the Farm and he died on September 5,2002, from Alzheimers disease.
In addition to his wife, Albert is survived by his three daughters, Nancy James, of Bend, Jane Willens, of Palo Alto, and Terry Levin, of San Francisco, and his seven grandchildren. Career statistics and player information from NFL. com • Pro-Football-Reference Frankie Albert at the College Football Hall of Fame Frankie Albert at the Internet Movie Database
John George Agar, Jr. was an American actor. He is best known for starring alongside John Wayne in the films Sands of Iwo Jima, Fort Apache, and She Wore a Yellow Ribbon. In his career he was the star of B movies, such as Tarantula, The Mole People, The Brain from Planet Arous, Revenge of the Creature and the Spur and he was the first husband of Shirley Temple. Agar was born in Chicago, the son of Lillian and John Agar and he was educated at the Harvard School for Boys in Chicago and Lake Forest Academy in Lake Forest, Illinois. He graduated from Trinity-Pawling Preparatory School in Pawling, New York and he and his family moved from Chicago to Los Angeles in 1942, after his father’s death. During World War II he served in the United States Army Air Corps, mostly at the March Field in Riverside, California and he was a sergeant at the time he left the AAF in 1946. Agars sister was a schoolmate of Shirley Temple, in 1944 Agar escorted Temple to a party held by her boss at the time, David O. Selznick.
The two fell in love and were married in 1945, Selznick signed Agar to a five-year acting contract starting at $150 a week, including acting lessons. Agar and Temple worked together in Fort Apache and Adventure in Baltimore, the first of these, where they supported John Wayne, was particularly successful. Agar reunited with Wayne in two hits, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon and Sands of Iwo Jima. Agar and Temple had a daughter together, Linda Susan Agar, the marriage floundered, in part because of Agars drinking and in part because of pressures of their high public profile. Temple sued for divorce on the grounds of cruelty in 1949. In 1950 Agar was fined for reckless driving, in 1951 Agar was jailed for five months for drunk driving. He was released after 60 days on probation, in 1953 he was arrested for drunk driving again and was sentenced to 120 days in prison. Agars career suffered in the wake of his divorce, but he developed a niche playing leading men in science fiction, Western. John Wayne gave him several supporting roles in the late 1960s, in years he worked extensively in television. I dont resent being identified with B science fiction movies at all, even though they were not considered top of the line, for those people that like sci-fi, I guess they were fun.
My whole feeling about working as an actor is, if I give anybody any enjoyment, Im doing my job, in 1954 Agar signed a seven-year contract with Universal
Richard Nott Antrim was an officer in the United States Navy who received the United States highest military decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions as a prisoner of war during World War II. He retired in 1954 as a rear admiral, Antrim was born in Peru and entered the United States Naval Academy in 1927, graduating on June 4,1931. He married his Canadian wife in June before he graduated and he served briefly in the 11th Naval District before reporting to the battleship USS New York as fire control officer. After that time, he became assistant first lieutenant in USS Crowninshield before undergoing instruction in lighter-than-air flight at NAS Lakehurst, Antrim subsequently received his naval aviator designation, qualified for duty as an airship, kite, or free-balloon pilot. In the spring of 1938, Antrim arrived on the Asiatic Station and served as officer of USS Bittern before joining USS Pope in December 1939. The outbreak of war in the Pacific Ocean in December 1941 found Antrim still serving in that capacity, in the former, Pope delivered close-range attacks that momentarily helped to delay the Japanese landings at Balikpapan.
After the Battle of Badung Strait, Popes commanding officer, Commander Welford C, reported that his executive officer was highly deserving of commendation for the meritorious performance of his several duties before and throughout the action. Citing Antrim as a assistant in navigation fire control, and torpedo fire, Blinn recommended him not only for a destroyer command. Antrim received a Navy Cross for this service, the Battle of the Java Sea ended all Allied hope of stemming the Japanese onslaught. In the wake of action, the smashed Allied fleet attempted to escape the cordon of Japanese warships rapidly tightening the noose around Java. Among the small groups was one composed of the British heavy cruiser HMS Exeter, the destroyer HMS Encounter, the ships slipped out of Surabaya, Java, on the evening of February 28, but were spotted the next day by Japanese aircraft. Pope, fought on, managing to make a temporary haven in a rain squall. Unfortunately, the destroyer — an Asiatic Fleet flushdecker old enough to vote — could not elude her pursuers, wounded in the action, helped to gather the life rafts around the boat to facilitate the distribution of what meager supplies were available to the men.
His devotion to duty during the ordeal inspired and sustained his shipmates morale, for three days and nights, Popes survivors stuck together as a group until picked up by a Japanese warship and handed over to Japanese Army authorities at Makassar, in the Celebes Islands. There, Antrim performed an act of personal bravery. For his conspicuous act of valor, Antrim received the Medal of Honor and this audacious action possibly saved hundreds of prisoners of war from mistaken bombings by Allied planes. Antrim carried out the plan in spite of the fact that discovery of his trick would have resulted in instant beheading, for this, Antrim received a Bronze Star. C. in May 1946. He brushed up on his training at NAS Lakehurst
Norman Alden was an American character actor who performed in television programs and motion pictures. He first appeared on television on The 20th Century Fox Hour in 1957 and he provided the voice of Kay in The Sword in the Stone, and had a notable role in I Never Promised You a Rose Garden. His acting career began in 1957 and lasted nearly 50 years and he retired from acting in 2006. Alden was born Norman Adelberg in Fort Worth and was the son of Ben Adelberg and he served in the United States Army during World War II and returned to Fort Worth to attend Texas Christian University under the GI Bill of Rights. Some of his ability was developed while at TCU with participation in the on-campus theater. Alden appeared in dozens of series in the 1950s and 1960s. He was cast in three episodes in 1958 and 1959 of ABCs The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin and he was cast in six guest-starring roles between 1959 and 1962, mostly as Seaman Pulaski, on Jackie Coopers CBS sitcom/drama, Hennesey. In 1959 and 1960, he was cast as Corporal Lucius Grundy in fifteen episodes of the series Not for Hire, from 1959 to 1961, he appeared as different characters in nine episodes of the NBC crime drama, The Lawless Years.
In 1961, he portrayed Shad Welty in the episode Ordeal at Dead Tree of the ABC/Warner Brothers western series, Bronco, in 1961, he appeared in the episode The Four with Jack Elam in the western series, starring John Russell. He guest starred as well on the CBS sitcom, Pete, in 1970, he appeared in an episode of The Silent Force. Alden played the captain in the 1988 NBC TV movie Man Against the Mob starring George Peppard. Alden portrayed Johnny Ringo in the 1955 western series, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, Alden played Coach Leroy Fedder in the 1970s television series, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman. He voiced the ringmaster, Hank, on the television series Devlin. He played the lead in the film Andy, the talented actor played a former cop bent on getting his revenge against Steve McGarrett in the season 4 episode of Hawaii Five-O called, Rest in Peace, Somebody. He provided the voice of Sir Kay in the 1963 Disney film The Sword in the Stone and he was in one episode of Dallas as Senator William Orloff the episode #3 Spy In The House Season 1 aka Mini Series.
In Season 1 of The Dukes of Hazzard he played Sheriff Lacey of Springville in the episode Deputy Dukes and he appeared as Lou Caruthers, the owner of the coffee shop in Back to the Future and the color-blind cameraman Bill in Tim Burtons Ed Wood. He appeared in Kansas City Bomber, which starred Raquel Welch, in 1966 he played The Jokers Henchman #1 in episodes 25 and 26, titled The Joker trumps an ace and Batman Sets the Pace, of the Batman TV series. In 1970–71, he played Tom Williams on My Three Sons and he is buried in Beth Olam Mausoleum, South Wall, Elevation 3, Crypt G-130, Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Los Angeles Co
Alfredo Fred Apostoli was a rugged, accomplished body punching middleweight, who was recognized as the world champion when he defeated Marcel Thil on September 23,1937. Statistical boxing website BoxRec lists Apostoli as the #8 ranked middleweight of all time and he was inducted into the Ring Magazine Hall of Fame in 1978, the World Boxing Hall of Fame in 1988, and the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2003. The Apostoli family immigrated to NYC in the 1880s from the city San Benedetto del Tronto in the Ascoli Piceno Province in the Marche region of Italy, apolsoli attended school grade school and high school in South Beach and was a lifelong friend with classmate Joe Dimaggio. Tragically, Apostolis father was one the workers killed in 1928 while working on a construction detail trying to access the portion of a dam which failed in Los Angeles County. During his time in the orphanage and the teens were encouraged by the nuns of the parish to work their disputes out through boxing. Freddie quickly became a master of technique and showed such promise such that the parish arranged for him to receive more formal training.
These lessons at a local YMCA gym were partially funded thru the donations the parish had received over the years from his family back East. Apostoli, who won the Pacific Coast Junior Welterweight championship, Golden Gloves Middleweight championship, and he quickly moved up the ladder and fought future middleweight champion Freddie Steele within his first seven months as a professional. Eventually, Apostoli was matched with title claimant Marcel Thil, he defeated the Frenchman via a 10th-round TKO, the New York Boxing Commission, still recognized Freddie Steele as champion. In 1938, Apostoli fought Steele in a rematch and avenged his earlier defeat with a 9th-round KO. Apostoli fought as a light heavyweight, although he dropped two close decisions to Hall of Famer Billy Conn, Conn always credited Apostoli as a great fighter who hurt him in both matches. On October 2,1939, Apostolis title reign ended when he lost the crown to Ceferino Garcia. Apostoli served in the United States Navy during World War II as a gunner aboard the light cruiser USS Columbia in the Pacific theater, wounded in battle, he received a Bronze Star and returned to San Francisco in 1946.
He rehabilitated from injuries sustained in the Battle of Midway at Letterman Army Hospital located in the Presidio of San Francisco and he retired from the ring in 1948 and served as a member of the Olympic Club in San Francisco. Professional boxing record for Fred Apostoli from BoxRec Fred Apostoli at Find a Grave
Frank Maxwell Andrews
In leadership positions within the Army Air Corps, he succeeded in advancing progress toward a separate and independent Air Force where predecessors and allies such as Billy Mitchell had failed. Andrews was the first head of a centralized American air force, in early 1943, he took the place of General Dwight D. Eisenhower as commander of all U. S. troops in the European Theater of Operations. General Andrews was killed in an accident during an inspection tour in Iceland in 1943. He was the first of four lieutenant generals in the U. S. Army to die during the war and he graduated from the citys Montgomery Bell Academy in 1901 and graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1906. After staff duty in Washington, D. C. in the Office of the Chief Signal Officer between September 26,1917, and April 25,1918, Andrews went to Rockwell Field, for flying training. There, he earned a rating of Junior Military Aviator at the age of 34, as with nearly all mid-career officers detailed to the Aviation Section, Andrews did not serve in France but as an administrator in the huge training establishment created to provide pilots.
He commanded various training airfields in Texas and Florida, and served in the war plans division of the Army General Staff in Washington, D. C. Following the war, he replaced Brig. Gen. Billy Mitchell as Air Officer of the Army of Occupation in Germany, which his father-in-law, Gen. Allen, commanded. After returning to the United States in 1923, Andrews again assumed command of Kelly Field, and he became the first commandant of the advanced flying school established there. In 1927, he attended the Air Corps Tactical School at Langley Field, and he commanded the 1st Pursuit Group at Selfridge Field, Michigan. After graduation from the Army War College in 1933, Andrews returned to the General Staff in 1934, the Army promoted Andrews to brigadier general and to major general less than a year later. MacArthur, was replaced as Chief of Staff by Gen. Malin Craig in October 1935, instead it cut back on planned purchases of B-17s to procure smaller but cheaper twin-engine light and medium bombers such as the Douglas B-18.
However, the war in Europe would soon prove the advocates of long range airpower correct. Andrews was passed over for appointment as Chief of the Air Corps following the death of Maj. Gen. Oscar Westover in September 1938 and he became a trusted air adviser to George C. Marshall, newly appointed as deputy chief of staff of the Army in 1938, in January 1939, after president Franklin D. S. air strength. Possibly expected to retire, he instead was recalled to Washington just four months by Marshall after President Roosevelt named Marshall to serve as Chief of Staff following Craigs retirement. As Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations, he was in charge of readying the entire Army in the run-up to America’s inevitable involvement in the war, in February 1942, General Andrews was in Aruba and witnessed the German submarine attack on the island. That same year he went to North Africa, where he spent three months in command of all United States forces in the Middle East from a base in Cairo, at the Casablanca Conference in January 1943, Lieut
Wilmer Lawson Allison, Jr. was an American amateur tennis champion of the 1930s. Allisons career was overshadowed by the arrival of Don Budge, although he was both a singles player and, along with his frequent partner, John Van Ryn. At the University of Texas at Austin, Allison was the Intercollegiate tennis champion in 1927, one of Allisons earliest tournament wins was the 1928 Canadian Championship, where he won the final over doubles partner Van Ryn 6–2, 6–4, 6–3. Right-handed, Allisons greatest triumph was winning the 1935 U. S, Championship singles, defeating Fred Perry in the semifinals and Sidney Wood in the finals, both in three sets. He had previously lost to Perry 8–6 in the set in the 1934 finals. No.1 both years and World No.4 in 1932 and again in 1935 by A. Wallis Myers of The Daily Telegraph. At the Wimbledon Championships his best results in singles came in 1930 when he finished runner-up to Bill Tilden, en route to the final he defeated reigning champion and first-seed Henri Cochet in straight sets in the quarterfinals.
As a doubles player with partner John Van Ryn, Allison won the 1929 and 1930 Wimbledon and 1935 U. S. doubles championships, Allisons last major tournament was a 1936 quarterfinal loss to Bunny Austin. Allison played a total of 44 matches,29 in doubles with Van Ryn, in Davis Cup for the United States and he won 32 of those matches but never the cup. In his 1979 autobiography Jack Kramer, who had a fine volley himself and he writes, FOREHAND VOLLEY — Wilmer Allison of Texas, who won the 1935 Forest Hills, had the best I ever saw as a kid, and Ive never seen anyone since hit one better. Budge Patty came closest, Newcombe and he called the team of Allison and Van Ryn the ninth best of all time. Allison was a colonel in the United States Army Air Forces in World War II and he coached tennis for the varsity team of his alma mater from 1946 through 1972 and was head coach from 1957. Allison was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island in 1963
World War II
World War II, known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although related conflicts began earlier. It involved the vast majority of the worlds countries—including all of the great powers—eventually forming two opposing alliances, the Allies and the Axis. It was the most widespread war in history, and directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. Marked by mass deaths of civilians, including the Holocaust and the bombing of industrial and population centres. These made World War II the deadliest conflict in human history, from late 1939 to early 1941, in a series of campaigns and treaties, Germany conquered or controlled much of continental Europe, and formed the Axis alliance with Italy and Japan. Under the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact of August 1939, Germany and the Soviet Union partitioned and annexed territories of their European neighbours, Finland and the Baltic states. In December 1941, Japan attacked the United States and European colonies in the Pacific Ocean, and quickly conquered much of the Western Pacific.
The Axis advance halted in 1942 when Japan lost the critical Battle of Midway, near Hawaii, in 1944, the Western Allies invaded German-occupied France, while the Soviet Union regained all of its territorial losses and invaded Germany and its allies. During 1944 and 1945 the Japanese suffered major reverses in mainland Asia in South Central China and Burma, while the Allies crippled the Japanese Navy, thus ended the war in Asia, cementing the total victory of the Allies. World War II altered the political alignment and social structure of the world, the United Nations was established to foster international co-operation and prevent future conflicts. The victorious great powers—the United States, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, the Soviet Union and the United States emerged as rival superpowers, setting the stage for the Cold War, which lasted for the next 46 years. Meanwhile, the influence of European great powers waned, while the decolonisation of Asia, most countries whose industries had been damaged moved towards economic recovery.
Political integration, especially in Europe, emerged as an effort to end pre-war enmities, the start of the war in Europe is generally held to be 1 September 1939, beginning with the German invasion of Poland and France declared war on Germany two days later. The dates for the beginning of war in the Pacific include the start of the Second Sino-Japanese War on 7 July 1937, or even the Japanese invasion of Manchuria on 19 September 1931. Others follow the British historian A. J. P. Taylor, who held that the Sino-Japanese War and war in Europe and its colonies occurred simultaneously and this article uses the conventional dating. Other starting dates sometimes used for World War II include the Italian invasion of Abyssinia on 3 October 1935. The British historian Antony Beevor views the beginning of World War II as the Battles of Khalkhin Gol fought between Japan and the forces of Mongolia and the Soviet Union from May to September 1939, the exact date of the wars end is not universally agreed upon.
It was generally accepted at the time that the war ended with the armistice of 14 August 1945, rather than the formal surrender of Japan