Lee Marvin (1924-1987). PFC. U.S. Marine Corps, WW II. He left school to join serving in the 4th Marine Division. He was wounded during the Battle of Saipan, a battle in which most members of his platoon were killed. He was awarded the Purple Heart and given a medical discharge. His wartime experiences deeply affected him for the remainder of his life.
February 8th 1828: Jules Verne born On this day in 1828, the French author Jules Verne was born in Nantes, France. Verne is famous for his groundbreaking science fiction novels like ‘Journey to the Center of the Earth’ and ‘Around the World in Eighty Days’. He is the second most translated author in the world.