Wartime Photo of Lee Marvin – American Actor and Grade A Badass

Lee Marvin is hands down one of the greatest action movie stars of the post-WWII generation.  Starring in such films as Attack, The Killers, The Professionals, The Dirty Dozen, Hell in the Pacific, The Professionals, The Iceman Cometh, and The Delta Force, Lee Marvin was a true action star.

The attached photograph was purchased directly from the son of a 4th Marine veteran who served with Marvin during WWII.  Lee was a combat sniper with I Company, 24th Marines, 4th Marine Division and was wounded in action on Saipan.  He received the Purple Heart for his wounds.  References say that he was one of only 9 survivors of a Japanese attack on his unit http://www.jodavidsmeyer.com/combat/military/lee_marvin.htm.  Outside of personal photographs, this is one of less than a handful (literally 3) wartime photographs of Marvin available for view on the internet.

I hope you enjoy.  This is one of my favorite WWII film actors, and now a part of my collection! 

A nice close up of Marvin – check google images for other shots of him…………..Keep in mind he was only 17 or 18 when this photo was taken.

A few formal portraits I found on the web:

Lee Marvin Formal Portrait Photo

Source: http://www.bongoludo.com/war-stories/

Lee Marvin’s War Record Mug Shot