Needless to say, we know John Wayne, known as Duke by his friends, best as an actor; as the cowboy, the lawman, the soldier, or the sharpshooter.
Wayne’s rise to being the quintessential movie war hero began to take shape four years after World War II, when Sands of Iwo Jima was released. His status was so big that when Japanese Emperor Hirohito visited the United States in 1975, he asked to meet the actor the emperor knew as the symbolic representation of his country’s former enemy.
Between 1926 and 1976, Wayne appeared in over 170 motion pictures, and became one of America’s biggest box office stars.
While some may have not known this, but it is not surprising that John Wayne was an avid supporter of our troops throughout his life.
In 1966, Wayne even traveled to Vietnam to spend time with our brave soldiers. His support did not stop there, however.
In the video, you’ll find not only a beautiful tribute to our troops over the years, but you’ll hear Wayne’s distinct voice reading the beloved, “Why Are You Marching, Son?”.
The result: something both powerful and nostalgic.Whizzco