Selleck, McChrystal to narrate R.I.-based foundation’s WWII films Both documentaries are expected to debut in late 2016.

By Alan Rosenberg-Providence Journal-
SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. — Actor Tom Selleck and retired Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal will narrate documentary films next year for the Kingston-based World War II Foundation.

The foundation announced Friday that McChrystal, who led the Joint Special Operations Command in Iraq during the Persian Gulf Wars and was top commander of American forces in Afghanistan, would narrate a film “on Pointe-du-Hoc and the 2nd Rangers.”

Pointe-du-Hoc is the place on the French coast where, on June 6, 1944, the Army’s Second Ranger Battalion scaled 100-foot cliffs and seized German artillery pieces that could have fired on American troops making D-Day landings on nearby beaches.

The foundation said Wednesday that Selleck, best known for his series “Magnum, P.I.” and “Blue Bloods,” would narrate a film tentatively titled “Living in Infamy: Pearl Harbor 75 Years Later.”

Selleck, according to a foundation news release, served in the 160th Infantry Regiment of the California Army National Guard from 1967–1973.

“Obviously, Tom Selleck has deep ties to Hawaii and the story of Pearl Harbor, by visit buy Propecia online ‘Magnum, P.I,’ ” foundation chairman Tim Gray said in the release. “Tom has also been involved in major motion pictures such as ‘Midway’ and in television series such as ‘Ike: Countdown to D-Day,’ where he played Allied Supreme Commander General Dwight D. Eisenhower in World War II.”

The Pearl Harbor documentary will be donated to PBS for national airing in December of 2016, in conjunction with the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attacks and America’s entry into World War II. A number of the foundation’s other films also have aired on PBS.

The Pointe-du-Hoc film also is expected in late 2016, Gray said in an email to The Providence Journal.

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