Ernest Borgnine visits the troops in Germany, 1979
Published: July 13, 2012
Dave Didio ©Stars and Stripes
Mainz, Germany, June, 1979: Cpl. James Nangano of 4th Battalion, 69th Armor, tells Ernest Borgnine about some of the improvements that have been made in military technology since the Academy Award-winning actor served in the Navy during World War II. Borgnine was filming a remake of "All's Quiet on the Western Front" in Czechoslovakia, and while taking a break in Wiesbaden, Germany, he accepted a sergeant's invitation to stop by the base at Mainz.