John Wayne liked to portray soldiers in WW2 inspired films. Back to Bataan (1945), Sands of Iwo Jima (1949), and Flying Leathernecks (1951) are some of his most memorable films. However, unlike some notable celebrities, Wayne never saw service as a soldier. Reports say he wanted to enlist but never saw military duty. He took it to the big screen and became synonymous with being a patriot and a hero for fans. Let’s find out why John Wayne never became a real soldier.

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