Aldo Ray (1926-1991), most famous as "Sgt. Muldoon" in John Wayne's "The Green Berets", Ray was himself a WWII veteran of the U.S. Navy's Ellie UDT Teams ("Frogmen") and saw combat on Okinawa. He also served as a police officer for a short time after the war, before his acting career took off.
On the morning of September 17, 1862, about 5:30 a.m., began the battle of Antietam; in the South, also known as the battle of Sharpsburg. By day’s end, the fighting would result in the bloodiest single-day battle in American History.