Thursday, January 05, 2017

Earnest Borgnine and McHale's Navy

Borgnine played the part of Lt. Commander Quinton McHale in the TV sitcom. In real life, he served almost ten years during two stretches in the Navy before and during World War II, receiving an honorable discharge with the grade of Gunner's Mate 1st Class.

During World War II, Borgnine serve aboard the anti-submarine warfare ship USS Sylph.

USS Sylph (PY-12), steaming down the Patomac River. The Washington skyline can be seen in the background.U.S. Navy photo 80-G-1017145

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