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Things I didn’t know: Chevy Chase’s grandfather was a hero of Midway

I learned the other day that Miles Browning, one of the heroes of the battle of Midway, is the grandfather of the comedian Chevy Chase. However, I already knew that in his youth Chase played drums in a band with the guys who became Steely Dan.

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I learned the other day that Miles Browning, one of the heroes of the battle of Midway, is the grandfather of the comedian Chevy Chase. However, I already knew that in his youth Chase played drums in a band with the guys who became Steely Dan.

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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