Episode 11

Movie Stars in Arlington National Cemetery (Part 1)

Arlington National Cemetery has so much history and so many stories to tell...we have visited multiple times, with two YouTube videos, and we still have only scratched the surface.

While there, we decided to visit the gravesites of presidents, movie stars, world famous athletes, and people who impacted Jenn's life and helped inspire her military service.

Visit Arlington National Cemetery: https://www.arlingtoncemetery.mil

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greetings and welcome to the talk with

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History Podcast I am your host Scott

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here with my wife and historian Jen

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hello

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on this podcast we talk about history's

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continuing impact on us and our personal

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journey through YouTube as we continue

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to explore record and share our history

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walks with you

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but now before we get into our main

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topic today Jan I want to lead off with

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our some of our five star reviews of the

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week

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so we did get a couple of five star

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reviews now folks listening may not

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realize this but it's been probably

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about a month we took about a month off

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around Thanksgiving yeah I think it's

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appropriate with doing this video too on

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this subject because I don't know if

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people realize that you are active duty

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military

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and I was that's how we met and so we

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moved very often and because of that

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movement when holidays come around

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sometimes it's really just inclusive of

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us to make the holidays happen for our

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family

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so we have to sometimes take a break

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to make sure that uh you know things at

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home are being taken care of like a

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Thanksgiving holiday for yeah absolutely

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so so the holidays get busy for us with

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uh being being military but in that

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month we got two five-star reviews uh

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one from someone I've known since I was

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very young and one from someone I

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believe that we've met most recently so

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the the first five star review is from

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patty1835. she said about the Halloween

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episode she said so fun and interesting

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maybe next Halloween you can do an

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episode on the famous radio broadcast of

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the War of the Worlds which I think

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would be a very interesting topic yes

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that show was so realistic and it cost

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mass panic you have an alien invasion

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which I believe was part of why it's

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it's so Infamous the second five star

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review is from Doug

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mcel52 I believe we know who this is and

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it was about the I Love Lucy episode he

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said I Love Lucy too thank you for

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another insightful episode I learned so

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much about Lucy and Desi that I did not

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know so thank you to those who are

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leaving reviews we encourage anybody

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else listening to if you have an apple

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podcast uh the Apple podcast app leave

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us a five-star review in there if not

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you can reach out to us other other

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places

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um and also don't forget to check out

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our other podcast the history Buzz

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where we interview folks while chatting

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about history over a couple of drinks

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and we let the conversation wander where

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it may

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thank you

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now there are a lot of cemeteries with

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famous people buried in them and we've

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covered a small portion of them

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and we've discovered that there's so

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much history and a lifetime of stories

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to be told but

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I will venture to say that none of these

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sacred places hold the Common Ground

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among all Americans that Arlington

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National Cemetery does

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for our walk with history YouTube

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subscribers this video really needs no

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introduction as it's our most popular

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video and as of recording this podcast

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it has around 53 000 views so Jen why

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don't you tell any of our listeners who

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haven't seen this video yet how

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Arlington came about for us

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so this video is on Arlington National

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Cemetery and for us it was just really

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important for me

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to do this video because it all started

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with Maureen O'Hara

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I was wanting to see what her grave

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looked like and I knew she was buried in

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Arlington because she had been married

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to a brigadier general in the Air Force

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and I had looked on YouTube to see if

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anyone had been to her grave and no one

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had been to her grave yeah and and for

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the for the audience too if you step

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back if you've listened to some of our

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past episodes this may have come up but

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Jen likes Maureen O'Hara the old movie I

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like Classic Movies she loves the

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classic movies but largely because of

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John Wayne yes I'm a big John Wayne fan

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Jan you were a huge John Wayne fan

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largely influenced by your father and

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you know John Wayne is John Wayne almost

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everybody knows John yes not as many

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people know Maureen O'Hara that at least

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not I would I'll say in my generation

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sure but if you're a huge John Wayne fan

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yeah Maureen O'Hara actually did quite a

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few movies with him yeah she was I mean

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he was her favorite co-star she says

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like and he loved working with her as

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well

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um made lots of movies with John Ford

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and they're known for that famous movie

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The Quiet Man together

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um most people remember Maureen O'Hara

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from Miracle on 34th Street she plays

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the mother she's also in The Parent Trap

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the original

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and she's in that as well so most people

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will remember her if they don't know her

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within the John Wayne so so that's

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really where the Genesis of yeah hey

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we're we're near yes we were going to be

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in DC yes we were going to visit family

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yes and so we brought we we made a point

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to say let's do a day in Arlington

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and we thought oh we'll get this done

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with the family it'll be so easy we'll

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get in there

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six or six other people yeah am i

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counting that right no five six yeah

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with us five of us so eleven six others

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so eleven all together right and no

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first of all what you need to know about

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Arlington is um you can't drive in

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Arlington you can take the tram you can

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pay the ticket the money to take the

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tram and the tram has a very

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um

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localized route it'll take you to the

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Tomb of the Unknown it'll take you

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around some more famous Graves but it's

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not going to go off Route and so if you

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want to I mean Arlington is

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639 Acres there's 400 000 people buried

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there so if you want to like see

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something in particular like us you've

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got to get ready to do some walking you

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have to be ready ahead of time and

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that's the one thing right and holding

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true to to what we're trying to do on

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this podcast of talking a little bit

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about behind the scenes right we're

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doing this with our family yes you know

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visiting we're kind of making the

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YouTube channel work at the same time as

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trying to carry out life yes we were

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like oh yeah we'll be fine doing it with

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the whole family and and we've we come

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to find out like man this place is

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massive we gotta take trams you know

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we've got kids and your mom and US

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walking around and figuring all this

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stuff out so we decided we did like one

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or two graves and then we said let's

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just do this you and I well my mom had

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offered to watch the kids for us the day

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we said let's we'll come back to

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Arlington and we'll do it so what was

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the first what's the first grave we're

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going to talk about uh well I want to

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give a little background about Arlington

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first and then get more into the graves

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we're going to talk about but um this

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first video was very important on people

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who were influencing that I thought were

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big movie influencers and who influenced

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me in my military career so that's kind

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of the twofold of what it is but I also

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give some history on Arlington because

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sometimes people don't know the whole

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story and so Arlington Cemetery

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was really Robert E Lee's home before

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the Civil War he had married Marianne

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custis Lee who was the great

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granddaughter of Martha Washington with

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her first husband Daniel custis and when

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she marries George Washington he

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basically adopts her children and

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then of course his he he adopts her

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children and then they inherit his land

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he his grandson has the money to buy

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Arlington build Arlington then leaves it

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to his daughter and that's just so

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George Washington's grandson yes okay

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and that's who he leaves it to his

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daughter who's Marianne custis who

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marries Robert E Lee

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so that's kind of how this all starts

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right and so then

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the Civil War happens and he leaves

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right away he lives in uh 1961 in in May

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and she's told pretty quickly that the

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union is going to come and start taking

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property

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outside of DC just to occupy it at this

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time it's not even thinking of a

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cemetery so she buries a lot of her

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possessions in the yard

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and takes a lot of her possessions with

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her and then within a month the troops

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the union troops have taken Arlington by

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May 24th

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so

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it's on May 14th that one of her

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enslaved women women

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um Selena Gray

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takes a lot of things that are of George

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Washington's possessions and one of them

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is the tent and we talk about the 10th

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that's at the Revolutionary War Museum

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we have that because of Selena gray so

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she had some forethought to save a lot

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of heirlooms and that we we have heard a

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thing for that

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so then what happens is there's a army

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quartermaster named Megs who goes to

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school with Lee and he joins the union

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and he's so mad that Lee has gone with

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the Confederacy that he's put in charge

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of finding land for federal cemeteries

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because

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by this time in the war it's been three

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years they don't they didn't think it

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was going to go on for this long they

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basically have started filling up all

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the federal cemeteries in D.C with Civil

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War dead

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so this is 1964. this is three years

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later and he's like Arlington is prime

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location

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he's gonna Stick it to his old buddy

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yeah he's like really mad and I'll tell

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you why how he does it too he buries the

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first body in the garden because he

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knows that that's where Marianne custis

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Lee's favorite spot is so the first

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person buried in Arlington is William

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Henry Cushman and he's 19 years old he

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dies in the measles and we've talked

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about this before that most people in

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the civil war will die from disease and

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he buries him right in the garden man

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that's like this so that was such an

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interesting fact to me of like this

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here's this guy who's holding The Grudge

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again someone that like he knew for a

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long time right respected respected and

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all that stuff and it was so mad that he

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joined the other side he's like okay

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this is this is my way to get to get

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back at him I don't want you coming back

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here I don't think you deserve this I

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don't think you deserve to be in this

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country and so much so that I'm gonna

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make it so

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your favorite spots will be taken over

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I'm gonna start bearing bodies in your

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yard yep and that's basically what

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happened so that's how Arlington becomes

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a National Cemetery

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so just to give some backgrounds just so

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people understand where where the word

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Arlington comes from it's it's actually

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um why is there a house in Arlington

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National City right yeah it looks like a

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big home it's called Arlington House yes

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that's where they lived yes it was it

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was

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um Mary Ann custis Lee's father who

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builds the home uh names it for

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Arlington glassdier England because

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that's where their ancestral family is

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from yeah and if you've never been to

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Arlington National Cemetery if you get

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up to Arlington House which is I think

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the highest point yeah you can look down

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Cemetery you can see the Washington

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Monument you can see all over DC I mean

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it's a it's a you talk about prime

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location it's a beautiful view it's a

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beautiful spot

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um and not only because of the nowadays

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setting but you can see the mall you can

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see all that stuff so it's it's pretty

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neat being there yeah so

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so that's why

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um

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Arlington National Cemetery has become

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it became a cemetery and that's why most

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of the bodies that are there are going

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to be from Civil War on

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so you're not going to have older

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military conflicts buried there

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now there are older bodies there I think

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some of the

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family of the Lee family of the custis

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family are buried there because they had

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died there and also anybody who was

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enslaved by the leaves could be buried

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there as well so there's a whole section

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to the enslaved of their family that is

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actual is actually buried there as well

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but so that is how Arlington now is the

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national cemetery of the United States

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and I when we went there one of the

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first people I wanted to find was Kara

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holtgreen and Carol holtgreen was

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important to me because as a midshipman

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of Penn State I had read her book call

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sign Revlon now Carol holgreen was

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buried much more recently yes she

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because she dies in 1994. she's the

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first Naval aviator

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um fighter pilot female

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so for me it was very inspirational

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she's the first female to qualify in an

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F-14

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and what happens is she she actually

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crashes her F-14 on the USS Abraham

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Lincoln off the coast of San Diego

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it's it's one of those things that she

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stalls out and as

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they're ejecting her co-pilot her nfo is

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fine but just like I think it was like

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point

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one second the plane had rolled to such

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a degree that she ejects into the ocean

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and she dies instantly yeah there was

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there was a cool you actually can find

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right as I was making the video I could

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find some news Clips because when

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there's usually there's a first of

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anybody doing anything in the military

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she was interviewing some interviews and

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some coverage and we I found out through

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you that her call sign was Revlon yes

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because she wore makeup she wore makeup

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um and so I thought that was really

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interesting and it was cool to to go and

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see that yeah and there was there's a

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lot of controversy around her crash

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right people like and you can imagine 60

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Minutes at a whole special or women how

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did she get where she was yeah

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you know all sorts all sorts of stuff

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and it's that's gonna

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stuff like that for those who aren't

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familiar with the military like we are

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stuff like that's going to come up

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regardless of how amazing you are or how

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bad you are exactly

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um so but it was cool just to go because

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she was a huge influencer yes and I had

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never been there so for me it was neat

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you'll see me actually like salute her

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grave in the video because I'm just very

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inspired by her

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the other grave we could so because we

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go to Marina O'Hara

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I was looking up other people kind of

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related to her movies and I had found

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that Lee Marvin was buried in Arlington

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and I loved Lee Marvin I really only had

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known him from The Man Who Shot Liberty

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Valance and that is an amazing John

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Wayne movie Jimmy Stewart John Wayne Lee

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Marvin black and white John John Ford

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directed it it's one of those movies

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that really makes you think about

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there is a time when you do need someone

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to fight yeah there is a time when it's

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not going to be enough to just be smart

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and know the words and know the law

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there is going to be somebody sometime

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who has to actually fight so so if if

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people don't know that movie you'd give

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us like a one or two sentence overview

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you have John Wayne old Gunslinger who's

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trying to make it on the frontier and

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you have Jimmy Stewart who comes into

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town who's a lawyer and he wants to

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bring the law to like a lawless

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a rural area out in the west somewhere

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that hasn't even found statehood yet Lee

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Marvin plays the antagonist the huge

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antagonist he's Liberty Valance he's

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like this bad guy who just as you can

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imagine the old west just comes in and

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terrorizes everybody and people just pay

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him off or do whatever it takes to get

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him away do I am I remembering right

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that he did he get nominated for an

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award for this not for this but he went

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to the movie In general the movie in

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general yes um best picture yeah and

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because it's shot in black and white

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John Ford makes a point to shoot it in

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black and white even though this is way

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past color you know um but because he

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wants that kind of grittiness

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but you have in the end Jimmy Stewart is

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trying to prove a point that he can take

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down this guy with just being smart he

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can take down this guy just being you

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know using books and stuff and and

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Liberty Balance is having none of it

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challenges him to a shootout yeah and in

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the I mean you have to watch it I want

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to give it away the end has a pretty

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good twist yeah and the one thing I will

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say and then we'll get into the kind of

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gravesite itself

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um again as someone who was not familiar

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with this movie and who's not as huge

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fan as old movies as you are right

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um but it's making this video if you're

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listening to this podcast and you've

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never seen some of these old movies I

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would encourage you to see if you can

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find them streaming somewhere or rent it

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for a night because these old movies the

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one thing that I realized is I've

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covered folks like Jimmy Stewart and

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John Wayne and some of these these

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actors right

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um

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they can't cover up a movie with special

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effects with you know music that's super

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catchy you know or whatever like this is

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just acting in its kind of golden age

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yes and the acting that I see even in

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just finding clips for these movies

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absolutely blows me away yes I mean he

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was fantastic and he went on to have a

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very long and and storied Hollywood

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career absolutely I always say there's

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few people that can hold their own

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against John Wayne as a and Jimmy

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Stewart and Jimmy Stewart as an

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antagonist yeah and Lee Marvin does it

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yeah he and I haven't seen anyone who

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can really pull it off quite like he

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does in this movie yeah yeah he he was

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fantastic and I was just again this

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happens to me multiple times I guess I

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should stop being surprised I'm looking

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up these old Super Famous super you know

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decorated actors

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um and actresses and just seeing how

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amazing they are yeah so that's a movie

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that I encourage folks to look up

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because Lee Marvin's gravesite was

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pretty cool it was pretty cool and you

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know his so

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so the section and then it gives you the

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grave number and Lee Marvin's I got to

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the section I'm looking to get the

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numbers and they're not in order and I'm

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looking all around I'm looking all

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around and then there's a very famous

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grave in that section of Joe Lewis which

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doesn't look like the other white Graves

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it's actually a different color and it's

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bigger and Lee Marvin's is actually

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right beside Joe Lewis yeah so I was

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like oh there it is not in sequential

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order at all

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um so that so it was easy to find in

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that regard but hard to find because

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it's not in the order it should be

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but he was a Marine

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and that's why he's in Arlington

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National Cemetery he was a Marine in

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World War II he is in the Battle of

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Saipan on June 18 1944 and he gets

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machine gun fire that severs his sciatic

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nerve basically he's shot in the

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buttocks like uh Forrest Gump and he

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spends a year in a military hospital so

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he gets the purple heart as well and

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it's after that that he decides to go

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into acting and he gets best actor in

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1965. that's the clip we use in the in

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the video for Cat Ballou which is also

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like a western and he plays a dual

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character so he's playing two different

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parts and I think people were just

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really impressed with his acting and

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that's I mean he wins best actor which

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is pretty big deal uh he's actually

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named in honor of Robert E Lee is he

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really yeah I don't think I knew that

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it's like his first cousin

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twice removed or third removed or

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something like that but he dies of a

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heart attack in 1987. he's 63 years old

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and he's buried in section 7A

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so that's the same section as uh Joe

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Lewis yeah yeah again uh a decorated he

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said marine marine decorate a marine who

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decides to like oh yeah I'm gonna go

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into acting and just then knocks it out

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of the park in acting yeah and people I

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mean people like Lee Marvin for like the

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dirty dozen he's known for a lot of

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different things yeah there's some old

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war movies uh that he's in that that are

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actually more famous than the man who

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shot Elizabeth yeah but that's what I

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know him yeah yeah

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um one of the graves that we go to there

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that's what's interesting about

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Arlington to kind of go off is you don't

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really allowed to put a lot of things

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there they're allowed to stay permanent

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so they don't really allow Flags there

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they only allow flags on Memorial Day

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and they'll put a flag on every grave

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but um They Don't Really allow

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stationary flowers

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they usually remove those things they

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don't really allow I think they allow

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wreaths for Christmas but one person

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who's allowed to have flowers all the

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time is Audie Murphy

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really yes so that's another he's the

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only one that's allowed yes I think

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sometimes and maybe some the John F

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Kennedy that's just because of how

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decorated he was because of how

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decorated okay so so tell us who Audie

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Murphy is so Audie Murphy is actually

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the second most visited visited

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gravesite behind JFK wow yeah I don't

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think I knew that and his is I mean it's

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it's there's lots of stuff there but

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it's small it's it's not like so like I

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told you Joe Lewis will have a different

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grave it's bigger other people might

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have different Graves I think Ruth Bader

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Ginsburg has like a big black Marvel

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grave Audie Murphy just has a white

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pillar like most of the other Graves

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there and he is considered the most

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decorated soldier of World War II

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now there's some debate about that after

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I had said that in the video people had

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some debate about that so it is a couple

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other people but he's one of them or if

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not

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he's known for uh they've actually made

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a

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walkway to his grave since it's so

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visited it's on the tram tour it'll have

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flowers there you'll be able to pick it

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out what's interesting about his grave

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though is he's a Medal of Honor

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recipient and there was a time when they

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replaced all of the metal on a recipient

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Graves with gold leaf and he he had told

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his family

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that he doesn't want anything special

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about his grave so when they asked his

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family if they could replace it they

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said no so even it says Medal of Honor

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It Is Not Gold leafed or anything he

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said he didn't want to stand out yeah he

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did some movie stuff too right so yeah

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so he he actually was in like 47 films

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he had a 21-year movie career but

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what is interesting about Audie Murphy

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is he

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lies about his age and he's too thin to

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get into the Navy and the Air Force and

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the Marine Corps he's very like Captain

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America yeah and then he's finally

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accepted by the Army that's crazy it's

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crazy and so then what he does like his

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most famous

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when he when he receives the Medal of

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Honor it's in 1945 he holds back six

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tanks on his own he tells his company to

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to take cover and he holds off these six

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tanks for an hour and he does this I

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think he had just turned 19 years old oh

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my gosh can you imagine just turned 19

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years old and he does this and this is

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what this is how he um he's awarded the

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Medal of Honor but he has tons of I mean

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he has I think I go into all the awards

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he has received in the military and

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they're all on his not all of them are

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on this the stone but a bunch of them uh

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but yeah he so he has this movie career

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he comes back he processes his PTSD

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through movies he does like The Red

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Badge of Courage he does to Helen Back

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and those are military movies

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um I think to hell and back is about his

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about himself it's about his story but

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most of his movies are Westerns

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that's kind of what he does a lot of and

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he

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dies in a plane crash unfortunately in

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1971 right before he turns 46 years old

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so yeah and like I said he uh trying to

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think he was filming his last film it's

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called the time for dying so it's

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actually very ominous

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but um yeah that's Audie Murphy like

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he's like I said most people know him

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from movies most people know him

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actually as the most decorated soldier

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of World War II and he's again the

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second most visited his grave it's kind

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of convenient I use that word Loosely

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because it's right across from the um

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two in the Unknown Soldier yeah his was

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much easier to find but again it's it's

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one of the like I think it's literally

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probably marked as one of like the

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popular Graves that's on like visitor

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stuff there right it's the [ __ ] stops

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there yes

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um it's pointed out it's it's pointed

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out it's it's very clear it's a lot of

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people and and again my own ignorance

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here I had no idea who he was I had I

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had no clue my mom like people mostly

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know from the movies yeah because like

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he made a movie about his life so people

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know yeah he played himself played

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himself so people know him from the

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movies

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but

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I'd say right down the hill was it kind

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of down the hill from the Tomb of the

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Unknown was Maureen O'Hara or was she

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down the hill from Arlington House

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no it was down the hill from a too many

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unknown soldier it was in that area yes

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so mourin O'Hara is who we came to see

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yeah and when I even got there it looked

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like no one even knew she was there I

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wanted to like yell out to people this

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is Maureen O'Hara like to me it was like

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how do people not know she's right here

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now her stone is a little bigger right

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and she's not it's not I mean it's it's

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hers but she shares it with her husband

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her husband's first and she's buried

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there because because of him right so if

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you are married or a child

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and I think a child not quite of age you

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can be buried at Arlington Cemetery so

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the Arlington Cemetery is not just open

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for service members it's open for

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service members and her husband was what

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like a two or three star he was a

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brigadier general in the Air Force and

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and he was actually her second husband

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her second and his third yeah and

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um they met in 1971 he dies in 1978 he's

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69 when he dies so he was probably what

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62

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62 when they got married yeah I mean

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yeah you're doing the math I trust you

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yeah a public math so I mean they marry

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late in life yeah right but she says

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he's the love of her life and she will

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forever miss him and it's just a merry

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after him

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and no I think you're right I think he's

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her third

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and I think

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she's his third I think it's both the

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thirds and didn't you say I think you

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say this in the video too that like she

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always said that he was who John Wayne

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yes pretended to be so she always said

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that she said I married the man that

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John Wayne pretended to be in movies

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yeah because John Wayne will do like you

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know

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Where Eagles Fly the roughest of the

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toughness yeah like he'll play these

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aviators Right Where Eagles Dare To Fly

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and like those those war movies right

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right and he's playing like these really

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tough heroic men and she said I married

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that man he I married the real deal and

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so um

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and and so finding her gray there she

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has one of those bigger marble grave and

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she's married under Fitzsimmons Blair so

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she's married she's she's buried under

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Marine Fitzsimmons Blair and then it

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says smaller Merino Hera so you have to

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kind of be looking and if you try to

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look her up on the Arlington site it

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won't pop up under Merino hair you have

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to look up Marine Blair because that's

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his name Charles Blair

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uh so we we visited there we left a rock

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I talked a little bit about John Wayne

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and her and I talked a little bit about

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Lucille Ball because she was her and

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Lucille Ball had kind of started making

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movies at the same time kind of B movies

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and she claims to have been there that

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when Lucy met Desi for the first time

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and

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you know we just kind of go into John

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Ford

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and the other movies she made like I I'm

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a huge fan of

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Tyrone Power she had a movie with Tyrone

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Power she made a movie with Jimmy

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Stewart like she was this huge actress

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that was a great leading lady she played

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in a lot of roles opposite a strong

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leading man and she could hold her own

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and that's why John Wayne has that

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favorite famous saying she's the

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greatest guy he ever knew yeah

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that's a great quote because she could

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hold her own yeah and that's what he

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really liked about her and even when

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they did the quiet man there's that part

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where he's dragging her through the

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field and like he really did that you

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know and so and she had just had a baby

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you know but she was like all for

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whatever it takes so she she said that

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um when she would be interviewed she

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said Leading Men really appreciated that

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about her like she was willing willing

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to do whatever it took to get the shot

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and to do the stunt so

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um

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yeah it was really I was really really

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honored to find her grave I think I left

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her heart rock

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and she was very important so I'm she

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was the biggie and I think she's the

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picture on our yeah she's the thumbnail

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she's and I think to your to your credit

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I think she's the reason that that video

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kind of took off I do too right plus I

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think I did pretty good job making it so

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I think you did too although some people

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get upset a little bit but those uh

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cut-ins but yeah you know people have

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opinions about you know but when we're

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trying to keep it interesting and so I

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was actually looking again interesting

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behind the scenes here I was looking and

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YouTube analytics will actually give you

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Impressions so basically how many people

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it's been shown to it's been almost a

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million people oh my gosh yeah well I

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think it's a great video

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to do those types of people in Arlington

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those those Movie Makers those those

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history makers that are in the media

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because most people don't realize that

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they're there so yeah and an Impressions

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it's not like it's near in your direct

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feed it could be one of the 15 different

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thumbnails on your on your YouTube home

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screen or something like that but I just

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thought that was cool like yeah because

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it's it's one of our more popular videos

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so

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um

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so the one last thing I wanted to talk

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about real quick was um the Tomb of the

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Unknown yeah

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that opened it was dedicated November 11

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1921.

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um the first person in turn there was a

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soldier from World War one right and so

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they just had that hundred year

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anniversary yeah that was some month or

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two ago yeah so November 11th yeah and

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Veterans Day yeah and that was the first

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time they allowed the public to get

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close to the tomb and lay flowers and

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stuff I think it's like the this was the

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first time ever in a hundred years yeah

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the first it's always been guarded yeah

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it's always been guarded so I thought

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that was really neat and again for for

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anyone listening who doesn't isn't

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familiar with the Tomb of the Unknown

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Soldier this

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is essentially more a monument yes right

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a memorial yes all of those people all

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of those soldiers that are killed in

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action that can never be brought home

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that are missing in action you know Etc

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and all that stuff and so the army

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actually has a dedicated unit that

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guards it 24 7 365 days a year rain snow

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doesn't matter it doesn't matter what

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you walk in there all night long all day

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long and it's actually incredibly

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prestigious for

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folks in the Army to go through this

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unit

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and Incredibly difficult to to get

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qualified to be screened to come in and

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do it and they take their job seriously

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super you cannot like be talking during

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Changing of the Guard there you cannot I

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mean they'll yell at you and it I've

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seen like random videos of people like

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trying to run up and trying to you know

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either mess with them or try to touch a

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thing they don't [ __ ] around yeah they

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don't they don't and I think I think you

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have to adhere to certain guidelines if

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you're on that in that group you can't

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drink right I think you're not allowed

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you have to always present yourself in a

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prestigious

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way yeah like I think there are these

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rules if you're going to be a part of

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the two million Soldier guard you have

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to take a take it upon yourself to

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uphold the standard for military wise I

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mean it's kind of like you're regarding

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some of the most hallowed yeah grounds

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yes that that you can that you can guard

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right this this symbol of all of those

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soldiers who who pay the ultimate price

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yes for the country that never came home

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that were never identified that you know

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they

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sell where they did yes and they gave

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their life and and they stayed there

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yeah because nobody was able to bring

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them home and that's you know when

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people go to Arlington that's one of the

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things people want to see is The

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Changing of the Guard it's really neat

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because those guys I mean they practice

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Ad nauseam and they are I mean to a t

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perfect yeah what they do they're

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Precision it's incredible it's like kind

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of like Ethan eye like the Marine Corps

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ethani like the drill stuff yes but just

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with something much more solemn yes yeah

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yeah so if you ever get a chance that's

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the one of the things that tram will

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take you to it's one of the things you

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get to see I think they change every

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it's like hour I thought it was 20

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minutes

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it's like it's it's every hour it's not

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every 20 minutes if somebody knows

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tell us yeah hit us up on Twitter I

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don't think it's an hour they're not

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going to make you march for an hour back

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and forth then they're doing this uh 24

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hours a day yeah it's about every 20

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minutes I don't think it's every hour

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we'll follow up in the next episode yeah

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we'll do we'll have a little uh podcast

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follow up in the next episode

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um but now they have women who are on

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that guard as well I think she was out

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there when we were she was out there

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when we were there yeah she was

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inspecting yeah because I think when

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they

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switch they not they not only switch the

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guard they have their inspector come out

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and then switch them you know so but

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that so we're gonna do more episodes

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with more of the people we saw because

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we want to give this time and yeah we

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don't want to do an hour-long podcast

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um that's not what talk with history is

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it's supposed to be kind of bite size

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um and so as you can tell by the stories

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of those that we covered just today and

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and how much there is to talk about

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we've all really barely scratched the

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surface of what we personally have

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covered at Arlington

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so you can look forward to the next part

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of our talk with history Arlington

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series next week bright and early Monday

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morning we'll continue doing this and

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there'll probably be multiple podcasts

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covering Arlington because there's so

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much detail and so many good stories

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there yes um it's going to take us a few

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episodes to cover everything because

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we've been back twice

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um so thank you again for listening to

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the talk with History Podcast and please

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