The things you find on Youtube! The late great actor Lee Marvin was a Marine combat veteran of the Pacific. He obviously retained a great deal of pride in the Corps. Marvin dropped out of high school in 1942 to join the Marines at age 18. It was not uncommon for actors of Marvin’s generation to have served in World War II, although few were wounded, as he was on Saipan. That was the third amphibious assault in which he participated. His father, a successful advertising executive, fought in both world wars, and Lee Marvin’s brother served in the Navy during World War II. Marvin often made jokes about his time in the Corps, but it meant a lot to him as his final resting place, pictured above, demonstrated.