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John Wayne’s son speaks on military service, Hollywood life and his dad, ‘The Duke’

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Patrick Wayne (left) and father John Wayne. (Derek Rishmawy / Twitter)

Patrick Wayne served in the Coast Guard while managing a full-time career in Hollywood, which spanned from 1950 to 1997. He served four years in the Coast Guard and starred in over 40 films, including 11 with his father, John “The Duke” Wayne.

The younger Wayne’s major film credits include Rio Grande, The Quiet Man, The Searchers, The Alamo, Donovan’s Reef, McClintock, The Green Berets and Big Jake.

Patrick now spends his time managing the John Wayne Cancer Institute, which advances research in the fight against cancer. For more info check out the John Wayne Cancer Institute and the John Wayne Cancer Foundation websites.

Patrick Wayne & Yvonne De Carlo in McLintock!

Watch this episode of “The Samurai Pulse” with WATM contributor Joel Searls to learn more about Patrick’s life, military experience, movie career and his relationship with his dad.