Mickey Rooney’s Greatest Performance

It isn’t hard to see the contrast between celebrities today and those of yesteryear.

When you think about movie stars (there are a few I respect) most appear self-absorbed.

Sure, Hollywood stars need fans, but in the olden days, they never forgot who they were and where they came from.

Thanks for being the best you could be Mickey, serving Uncle Sam, then entertaining the troops too.

Old timers like me will never forget.

Who cares you had 8 wives…you held Judy Garland in your arms more times than most guys dreamt about it.

Way to go…we’ll miss you soldier.

Check out this excerpt from his Wikipedia page that puts the current bunch of stars to shame.

In 1944, Rooney enlisted in the United States Army. He served more than 21 months, until shortly after the end of World War II. During and after the war he helped entertain the troops in America and Europe, and spent part of the time as a radio personality on the American Forces Network and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for entertaining troops in combat zones. In addition to the Bronze Star Medal, Rooney also received the Army Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, and World War II Victory Medal for his military service.


Mickey and the Troops



One Response to “Mickey Rooney’s Greatest Performance”

  1. Diane Says:

    Allen got to meet him last spring when he gave a speech at his work. He was very impressed with his career.

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