Captain Wallace B. Binghamton: Stop buttering me up - I'm on a low-fat diet.
|Bob Hastings (L), with Joe Flynn and Ernest Borgnine|
Mr. Hastings was a character actor, to be sure. But, for a few years, he helped America remember that the fighting men who defeated an empire were flawed human beings in often generous, humorous ways. Many made the ultimate sacrifice having lived their last days making the best of a trying situation. For all of its lightness, McHale's Navy helped us honor the men and women who ventured so far from home to keep us free. Bob Hastings joined that cast in a worthy cause.