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Bob Parsons

Bob Parsons

Served as a rifleman with the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. Received the Combat Action Ribbon, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry and Purple Heart Medal.

In 1997, Bob founded The Go Daddy Group, carving out a unique niche for as an alternative to the early monopoly held by much larger companies in the Internet domain registration market. As a full service domain registrar, Go Daddy was founded on Bob's commitment to provide superior customer service, highly competitive pricing, innovative product offerings and a responsibility to do the right thing.



Sam Peckinpah
David Samuel Peckinpah

Date of birth: 21 February 1925 Fresno, California, USA
Date of death: 28 December 1984 Inglewood, California, USA. (stroke)

Sam joined the Marines in 1943 to then be stationed in China on supportive roles. While his duty did not involve any combat situations, he had spent his time witness to acts of war between the Republic of China and Japan. After the war he attended college, earning a master's degree at USC in 1950.

He worked initially as a scriptwriter and director of Western genre television series such as Gunsmoke and The Rifleman. In the early 1960s he moved into film and earned a reputation in Hollywood as an enfant terrible of the cinematic world. His feature films were criticised as being overly violent, but he defended his work as anti-violence commentary.

He is generally regarded as one of the most original filmmakers of Hollywood's second golden age
Jack Pennick

Jack Pennick

Date of Birth
7 December 1895, Portland, Oregon

Date of Death
16 August 1964, Manhattan Beach, California

Joined the Marine Corps during WWI. At the age of 46 Pennick reenlisted into that Navy in 1942 where he served as Cheif Petty Officer under Commander John Ford.

Bum Phillips Bum Phillips

NFL Head Coach

"After graduating from high school in 1941 where he lettered in football and track Phillips played football that fall at Lamar Junior College (now Lamar University) in Beaumont Texas, but enlisted in the US Marines shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor plunged the US into WWII.

Wounded in the Pacific, the veteran returned home after the war; enrolling at Stephen F. Austin State College in Nacogdoches, Texas, lettering in football in 1948 and ’49 and graduating with a degree in education."


Tyron Power Tyrone Power


Movie Star

He served in the Marine Corps in World War II as a pilot.

Ray Price

Ray Price
Born: January 12, 1926

Country Singer

Served in the Marines during WWII

Artimus Pyle

Thomas Delmar Pyle (Artimus Pyle)
Born: July 15, 1948

Drummer for Lynyrd Skynyrd

He joined the Marine Corps fresh out of high school in the 1960's. He was in training to be sent overseas when the Vietnam War ended.

After the plane crash that ended the Lynyrd Skynryd Band and killed 3 of it's members, he put together his own band A.P.B.






July 18, 2001