A favorite of ours around the office, “Good Morning Vietnam” epitomized Williams’ range as a performer. The film is based on Adrian Cronauer’s (played by Williams) experiences as a DJ for the Armed Forces Radio Service in Saigon circa 1965.
The 1988 film gained Williams an Academy Awards Best Actor in a Leading Role nomination, a rarity for a comedy.
Seen as a tireless advocate for service members both home and abroad, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel released a statement on the passing of Williams stating: “The entire of Department of Defense community mourns the loss of Robin Williams.”
While few of us ever thought we’d have a blacked-out lever-action hunting rifle on our wish list, here we are with not one, but two. The Marlin Dark series was followed by the Henry X-Model, both American-made levers.