Nobody says it like the Duke…he’s Old School. From jwplace.com, “John Wayne had a deep love for his country. This patriotism is reflected throughout his life. He had wanted to go into the military but an old football injury prevented it. He is quoted as saying, ‘More than anything else, I wanted to go to Annapolis and become an officer in the Navy. It was a terrible disappointment when I didn’t make it.'” But he went on to be an active USO supporter, visiting many military bases overseas. Click on his picture to hear a tribute to America in the Duke’s own voice (from sagebrushpatriot), and click here to read more about his support of the military.