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On September 27th, 2017, Hugh Hefner died peacefully at his Home in Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, Califonia.
Hefner is a name most people recognize. Whether you’re a fan of his work or despise him for it, this guy was around for a very long time and changed the country as a whole in many different ways. Although his Playboy magazines struck a nerve with many people, it was his writing that was his first passion.
Hugh Hefner served in the Unites States Army from 1944-1946
This Playboy mogul was quite a smart young man, having an IQ of 152 when he was just a kid. He always loved writing and actually started the first newspaper publication when he attended Steinmetz College Prep in his home state of Illinois. Upon completing high school in 1944 when he was 18, he joined the U.S. Army.
As you probably already figured out, he became a writer and journalist for the Army and also contributed cartoons for the Army’s newspapers. As we and our readers are somewhat of history buffs, it’d also be interesting to mention that he won a sharpshooter badge while in basic training using an M1 Garand. That was no small feat, as to do so he had to go through something called “Killer College” in which you had to train while playing with live grenades.
Rest easy Hugh.