Letters to the Editor

July 22, 2014

James Garner: more than an actor

Re "James Garner's star rose as 'Maverick, 'Rockford' " (Page A5, July 21): The obituary of James Garner was incomplete. The article covered Garner's life as an actor but ignored his other accomplishments.

Garner was a Korean War veteran who served in the U.S. Army's 5th Regimental Combat Team. He was wounded and received two Purple Hearts. In 1963, Garner joined Martin Luther King's March on Washington and was in the audience when King delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech.

-- B. H. Fleming, Sacramento

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