Marilyn Monroe and the General
[Marilyn] Monroe was famous for her quips and sexual innuendos. When asked what three men she’d like to be trapped on a deserted island with, she responded Joe DiMaggio, Albert Einstein and Hoyt Vandenberg – her husband, the scientist and the Air Force general respectively.
Now that’s not something you hear everyday, and from an article written by a wing commander, no less. General Vandenberg was a US Military Academy graduate and the second Chief of Staff of the Air Force. Vandenberg Hall (or “Vandy”), one of the residence halls/dormitories at the US Air Force Academy, is named after him, as is Vandenberg AFB in California. It seems Marilyn Monroe had a thing for him.