Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Hell by the Clock, by Lt Cmdr. H. Montgomery

In June, 1941, Robert Montgomery went on active duty with the U.S. Navy.  As in, we haven't even gone to war as yet, but our Bob has halted his very successful movie career to serve his country.  And he is 37 years old.  He will serve for four years.  How absolutely amazing that he would do so, to have such a deep sense of civic duty and commitment to his country.  His service stood out during a time when millions served their country.  I cannot think of a present day equivalent.  Practically one of a kind, when you think about it.  Thanks, Mr. Montgomery.

Bob saw action in the Pacific.  He wrote the following article about part of that service. 







7 comments:

Debbie said...

What a great post Kathy! And what a remarkable man!

Carrie said...

Great find!

Kathy said...

Thanks, guys! I didn't know the article existed until I found the magazine listed on eBay. And, yes, a remarkable man indeed. I'm sure he had his faults/weaknesses, but they were nothing compared to what was good/remarkable about the man. And a good looking lad as well!

Sue J. said...

What a treasure this is! Bob Montgomery was a patriot, a hero, a great writer, and an extremely intelligent man. Thank you for an excellent post!

Anonymous said...

Great find! Thanks so much for sharing!!

Kathy said...

Yes, he was one smart dude. Those blue eyes sparkle with intelligence and wit. And I'm glad you guys enjoyed the article. I was afraid everyone would find the article too long and just go on with your busy lives. I have been proven wrong. (Yes, it has happened before!)

Unknown said...

Wow thank you for posting this, quite a read!