Mon 22 June 2009, express.co.uk
The Flawed Icon
By Neil Clark
HE was named by the Marine Corps League as the man who best exemplifies the word “American”. With his portrayal of tough, decent, uncomplicated men of action, he was the cowboy actor who became a national icon. Lauded by a succession of US Presidents, he received his country’s two highest civilian decorations – a Congressional medal and a Presidential medal of freedom.