Colonel Ed McMahon USMC (Ret.) Decorated Combat Pilot Dies.

by Daniel Russ on June 23, 2009

Ed McMahon, Colon el, USMC ( Ret. )

Ed McMahon, Colon el, USMC ( Ret. )

Ed McMahon has died. I grew up watching him laugh at Johnny Carson’s jokes whether they were funny or not. He sold shoes and toothpaste and any number of other household items at a time when a variety show host’s endorsement would make products fly off the shelves.

He joined the United States Marines and flew 85 combat missions, particularly in a Cessna 0-1 Bird Dog spotter plane. He won six air medals and retired a Colonel. The California Air National Guard gave him a commission as a General.

He was the ancestor of 1st Duc de Magenta, Marshal of France who served under Napolean III.

Sources and Citations.

Associated press

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrice_MacMahon,_duc_de_Magenta

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/24/arts/television/24mcmahon.html?pagewanted=2&hp

Cessna OV 1 Bird Dog Spotter Plane.

Cessna OV 1 Bird Dog Spotter Plane.

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AirmanMom June 23, 2009 at 7:42 pm

Great post! Ed McMahon was a good man and certainly deserves this fine tribute.
Thank you!
~AM

Daniel Russ June 23, 2009 at 11:23 pm

I put you on our blog roll. Please tell your friends about us.

Oh yeah and thanks.

And God Bless You.

Jinny June 24, 2009 at 7:24 pm

Hi, Super post, Need to mark it on Digg
Thank you

Daniel Russ June 25, 2009 at 10:38 am

Thanks. We will. Just need a few days, we are still less than a month old.

Michael June 25, 2009 at 10:58 pm

Hey, have you seen this news article?
New details about Michael Jackson’s Death Emerge
I was wondering if you were going to blog about this…

Daniel Russ June 26, 2009 at 8:43 am

Well Michael Jackson did wear a military uniform, but he did not serve and so I am not sure why I would blog about him here. But thank you for the visit.

btw, the link took me nowhere, maybe post it again

How I Make $300 a Day Posting Links Online June 30, 2009 at 5:00 pm

Cool post, just subscribed.

tom torlakson November 3, 2010 at 2:18 am

Great post! Ed McMahon was a good man and certainly deserves this fine tribute.
Thank you!
~AM

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