Museum celebrates John Wayne’s legendary films

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June 30th, 2011

Omaha, NE- One Hollywood legend is being honored for his commitment to films commemorating the United States Armed Forces.

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Most of us know the name John Wayne, the silver screen cowboy that personified Hollywood’s Wild West. He was the good guy that faced overwhelming odds, drew faster than the bad guy, and at the end of the day rode into the sunset with a gleam in his eye, even if he didn’t always get the girl.

John Wayne's talent is celebrated at the Strategic Air & Space Musuem in Ashland, NE. (Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

But, Wayne’s career also took on a different form. Over the years, he starred in several military and patriotic-themed movies. Some of the films included The Flying Tigers, the Sands of Iwo Jima, and the Green Berets.

Now Wayne’s dedication to United States war films is being celebrated at the Strategic Air & Space Museum in Ashland, NE.

The museum will showcase artifacts from his movies and his personal life and will also feature special showings of his films. The Strategic Air & Space Museum is presenting the exhibit as a tribute to Wayne’s inspiration to soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines. The John Wayne:American exhibit began on June 11th and runs through October 2nd, 2011.

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