Manly Men



Born at Buffalo, New York, January 1, 1883, he earned the Medal of Honor for service in World War I, where he earned the nickname “Wild Bill.” He is the ONLY American to have received our nation’s FOUR highest awards, The Medal of Honor, the Distinguished Service Cross, the Distinguished Service Medal and the National Security Medal. During World War II, he founded, and then led, the OSS (Office of Strategic Services – the predecessor of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Following the war, he served as an Assistant to Robert Jackson, Chief American Prosecutor at the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials. He also served as United States Ambassador to Thailand in 1953. In his biograpy was said to be an OUTSTANDING BALLROOM DANCER. Upon his death President Eisenhower said he was the “Last Hero”

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15. Alek Skarlatos is an American Oregon Army National Guardsman specialist who, along with fellow Americans Spencer Stone and Anthony Sadler, a Briton and two Frenchmen stopped a terrorist attack on a Paris-bound train August 2015. Alek finished third on the 2015 Dancing With The Stars Show.

14. Arnold Schwarznegger not only the “Terminator” and the “Governator” but also a Tango Whiz in “True Lies” with Tia Carrere.

13. JR Martinez, an infantryman serving with 101st Airborne Division, was severely wounded in Iraq in 2003 and ultimately had 33 operations. In 2011 he won the “Dancing With The Stars” competition.  A true MANLY MAN.

12. The Manly Helpers at Carlisle Barracks.  They can Cha Cha and jump out of airplanes too.

11. Chuck Yeager not only broke the sound barrier but could Foxtrot and do the Jitterbug as well as anyone.

10. Ronald Reagan actor, governor and president “Ronaldus Magnus” could also dance in a suave a debonair manner. When President authorized September as “Ballroom Dancing Month”.

9. Jim Thorpe – Won numerous Olympic medals, played pro baseball and football, and most importantly won the Intercollegiate Ballroom Dancing Contest in 1912.

8. Cary Grant- Gave new meaning to the word “Debonair”…Danced in numerous movies

7. Clark Gable- made Scarlett Ohara swoon and almost made the Yankees quit. Did the Virginia Reel in “Gone With the Wind”

6. Sean Connery- The first and best 007. Did the Tango in “Never Say Never Again”

5. John Wayne- The “Duke”- Won the “Wild West” by himself… Was also a tremendous Jitterbug dancer.

4. Frank Hancock- Invented the term “Dancing Infantryman”

3. Charlton Heston- Moses, Ben Hur, and Gordon of Khartoum- He was “The Man”. Smooth as silk on the dance floor.

2. Noah Galloway – An Infantryman with 101st Airborne Division in Operation Iraqi Freedom lost his left arm and left leg in combat.  Competed on the Dancing With the Stars Program and finished in 3rd Place…A VERY MANLY MAN!!!!


1. George Washington – They don’t call him the “Father of our country” for nothing… Warrior /General / President …and also known as the “Best Minuet Dancer in the Colony of Virginia”

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