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David M. Shoup (1904–1983)

David M. Shoup was born on December 30, 1904 in Battle Ground, Indiana, USA as David Monroe Shoup. He was an actor, known for Sands of Iwo Jima (1949), With the Marines at Tarawa (1944) and The Twentieth Century (1957). He was married to Zola DeHaven. He died on January 13, 1983 in Alexandria, Virginia, USA. See full bio »

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 1949 Sands of Iwo Jima
Colonel D. M. Shoup (as Col. D. M. Shoup U.S.M.C.)
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 1960 The Twentieth Century (TV Series documentary)
- Tarawa (1960) ... Himself
 1944 With the Marines at Tarawa (Documentary short)
Himself - USMC, confers with his staff (unconfirmed)
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 1991 JFK
Himself - Sitting Down with Taylor and Anderson (uncredited)

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Col. D. M. Shoup U.S.M.C.

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Commandant of the United States Marine Corps from 1960-1963. Of four Medal of Honor recipients from the battle of Tarawa, Shoup was the only one to survive. Also received the Purple Heart for a leg wound from an exploding shell at Tarawa.

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