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Charles Durning was not only a golden globe winning actor but also was present at Omaha Beach in which he was wounded and the only member of his unit to survive. He also fought during The Battle of the Bulge and survived the malmedy massacre in which 80 American POW's were killed. He was awarded the Silver Star, three Purple Hearts, The Bronze Star, The World War II Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal, The American Service Medal and the National Order of the Legion of Honor in 2008.
Starting Over (1979) - Burt Reynolds, Jill Clayburgh, Candice Bergen, Charles Durning, Mary Kay Place
Charles Durning - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Drafted at 21, rifleman in the 398th Infantry. Normandy, D-Day,Omaha Beach. Severly wounded but recovered and fought in Battle of the Bulge. Silver Star, Bronze Star and 3 Purple Hearts. Also WWII Victory Medal. Discharged stil ranked as Pvt. First Class! 1946. Probable most decorated hero of WWII along with Audie Murphy.