RIP Jack Klugman & Charles Durning
So long Oscar Madison/Dr. Quincy...
And Durning... known mostly for his Holywood career... lesser known for his WWII history... On June 6, 1944, Charles Durning went into action with the 1st Infantry Division at Omaha Beach. Severely wounded nine days later, he underwent a long recovery and returned to his unit on Dec. 6, 1944, just in time to be captured during the Battle of the Bulge. Private Durning was one of the few survivors of the infamous Malmedy Massacre. During his service he was awarded three Purple Hearts and the Silver Star.