Marilyn Monroe and Lots of Luck Mark Amherst Man’s Korean War Service

So he was excited when officers said the troops would get a show that day in January 1954. Fisher said a few thousand men marched to a field, where they saw a helicopter parked next to a stage.

“So can you picture all these men, with their winter parkas on, and out on the stage comes Marilyn Monroe, in a sleeveless gown,” Fisher said. “I couldn’t believe it. Everybody was in an uproar.”

After the bombshell movie star said hello and waved to the cheering crowd, she sang “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend.”

“Oh, it was great,” Fisher said in an interview in his Amherst apartment, the memory undimmed by the passage of 65 years.
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