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Did You Know?
[on They Came to Cordura
(1959)] How they got Gary Cooper
to do that one! To me, at least, it simply degrades the Medal of Honor. The whole story makes a mockery of America's highest award for valor. The whole premise of the story was wrong, illogical, because they don't pick the type of men the movie picked to win the award, and that can be proved by the very history of the award.
According to Michael Munn's "John Wayne: The Man Behind the Myth", in 1959, Wayne was personally told by Nikita Khrushchev
, when the Soviet Premier was visiting the United States on a goodwill tour, that Joseph Stalin
and China's Zedong Mao
had each ordered Wayne to be killed. Both dictators had considered Wayne to be a leading icon of American democracy, and thus a symbol of resistance to ...