I did not know this about Jimmy Stewart


#1

Yeah he was a great actor…he was also in the military and rose to the rank of Major General.

Between 1941-1945 he rose from Private to Colonel. In 1959 he was appointed Brigadier General, and Ronald Reagan appointed him Major General when he was on the retired list.


#2

What’s not to love about Jimmy Stewart?
But I didn’t know about the Major General promotion, either. That’s cool, but I do have a question: Why is a retired person given promotions? Perhaps they were earned while serving, but never awarded?
Just curious.


#3

It’s an honorary thing as I understand it. R. Lee Ermey (GySgt Hartman) retired as a SSgt, but was granted the honorary GySgt rank after retirement.


#4

Thanks, Stang. 'Preciate it. I’m sure Jimmy Stuart had more than earned it.


#5

Jimmy Stewart is from our general area, and was distantly related (not actual blood relation, but related to cousins of my half-brothers & -sisters). So was John Wayne. Actually, John Wayne may have been a blood relative, as we had Morrisons in our ancestry, and we’re pretty sure they were related to “Aunt Nellie” (who was a cousin or second cousin to Jimmy Stewart). She was married to a brother of my mother’s first husband. I’m sure you’re all delighted with this little piece of information.

And no, I didn’t know any of that about Jimmy Stewart.


#6

I knew this about Jimmy Steward but then one of my hobbies while watching movies is to look up actors.


#7

Exactly!


#8

Standing ovation!!!


#9

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Exactly!

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