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The Death of Martha Raye. Buried with full military honors because of her service in WW2.

Glamour shot of Martha Raye, 1940s   (via mattadoresit)


Vintage Gothic Portrayals : Grey Fairytale

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TV Guide, November 26, 1955 - Martha Raye

Martha Raye visits the troops in Vietnam, 1965. She was also apparently a surgical nurse and occasionally pinch hit for the exhausted nurses in the field.

Comedian Martha Raye on stage for a rapt audience of American soldiers during a USO-Camp Shows, Inc. tour of U.S. Army camps in North Africa. Photograph by Margaret Bourke-White. North Africa, 1943.

Doris Day & Martha Raye in "Billy Rose's Jumbo" (1962)

from Uncle Sam's Misguided Children

A "Big-Mouth" Honorary Member of Special Forces

Martha Raye was not only an entertainer, but also was an officer and nurse in the Army reserve. She performed on stage and in the operating room during the Viet Nam war. She's buried in the Special Ops cemetary at Fort Bragg.