The Presidency by Hugh Sidey: Commander from Culver City

Anyone who has been a military academy cadet, a cavalry private, an infantry sergeant, a submarine commander, an R.A.F. flyer and a prisoner of war should be ready for the role of Commander in Chief. Not to mention having been a Confederate captain, George Armstrong Custer, who became a Union general in the Civil War.

In fact, Ronald Reagan's only real military service was in the peacetime reserves and as one of "the Culver City commandos," who made training films for the Army Air Forces during World War II. But there is no doubt among those who now watch him...

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