Wayne in the News
Office of War Information, News and Picture Operation-Sweden
John Wayne's photo, along with many other stars of the 1940's were were
sent overseas to be used in Swedish publications during WW2.
1953 - Paramont News
John Wayne promotes the purchase of U.S. War Bonds.
1954 - Paramont News
June Allyson and John Wayne receive the Woman's Home Companion Award.
1960 - Movietone News
While on a tour of 20th Century Fox, 2 daughters of Prime Minister Ikeda
of Japan meet John Wayne.
1965 - National Park Service - Civil War Centennial Commission
John Wayne was part of the many festivities celebrating the 100 Anniversary
of the End of the Civil war.
1966 - Operation Hawthorn
John Wayne visits the 502d and the 327 Infantry in Dakto, South Viet Nam.
He is given a tribal bracelet of the Montagnard people.
1966 - Voice of America
John Wayne does an interview and a gives a press conference after.
1970's - Forestry Dept.
John Wayne appears in "Smokey the Bear" spots to encourage fire prevention.
1970 - Dept. of the Navy - UCLA/ROTC dress parade
John Wayne is asked to speak at the commencements and goes on to pin the
NROTC pistol award medal on a young midshipman.
1970's - Dept. of the Navy
John Wayne films TV spots for the Marine Corps.
1972 - United States Air Force
John Wayne makes the introduction to a tactical airlift movie called "The
Way it Is."
1972 - Operation Homecoming
This was honoring the returning POW's. There were many celebrations including
a luncheon. Among those in attendance were:
John Wayne, Red Skeleton, Ernest Borgnine, Clint Eastwood and the Andrew
The White House
John Wayne with Richard Nixon and Henry Kissenger.
by Robert L. Knudsen
Wayne on the Cover of Life Magazine
May 7, 1965
John R. Hamilton
To be on the
cover of Life Magazine is quite an honor. John Wayne graced the cover
of this news magazine 3 times. He was a much loved hero in our American
culture, and the public never tired of him.
John Wayne was once quoted as saying,
"Nobody seems to like my acting but the people."
photos courtesy of Life
Reagan tribute to his long time friend, John Wayne.
Wayne - Patriot
works with the USO, visits the troops and is honored by the military
with a Army RAH-66 Helicopter named the "Duke."
behind John Wayne's POW and Montagnard bracelets.
was often in the news. Here are some little known news events.
States honors John Wayne with a gold medal.
represented all branches of the Armed Forces in his movies.
wanting to know how tall John Wayne was, where he was born, where he
went to school... Check out this quick fact sheet on the Duke.
scenes and quotes in the film career of John Wayne.
interesting trivia in the life and film career of John Wayne.
are lots of "Duke" places to visit in California. Read our
humorous account of "the John Wayne" tour.