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War Stories: Introduction (02:15)


This segment orients viewers to the ancestral search for Patricia Arquette, John McCain, and Julianne Moore.

John McCain (04:01)

Four generations of the McCain family attended West Point or the Naval Academy; McCain was rebellious while at the Naval Academy. McCain was captured during the Vietnam War. He later sought a career in politics. (Credits)

Julianne Moore (03:56)

Moore is a critically acclaimed, award winning actress; her real name is Julie Anne Smith. Her father Peter served in the Army and flew over 500 combat missions in Vietnam. Moore reflects on her father's decision to enlist and the military's impact on her life.

Patricia Arquette (02:39)

Arquette is an award winning actress; her siblings also have acting careers and her parents were performers. Growing up in a commune instilled in Arquette a strong sense of empathy.

Moore Family Tree (04:54)

Moore's mother was born in Scotland and immigrated to the U.S. in 1951. Her mother and grandparents, Henry Love and Flora McClain, lived through a Nazi attack on Greenock; Henry joined the Home Guard.

McCain Family Tree (06:25)

Senator McCain's father and grandfather fought in the Pacific Theater. His second-great-grandfather William McCain was a slave owner who fought with the Confederate Calvary. He deserted the command of Gen. Nathan Bedford Forest and became a prisoner of war.

Arquette Family Tree (09:46)

Arquette's father played the role of J.D. Pickett on "The Waltons." Her grandfather, Cliff Arquette was a Civil War buff; his father served in the Union Army. Arquette's sixth-great-grandfather served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; his father served in the British Army during the Seven Years' War.

Moore's Paternal Family Line (06:48)

Moore shares childhood memories of her grandparents Charles Smith Jr. and Francis Haas. Maggie Smith, her second-great-grandmother, made her son a ward of the state. Moore's second-great-grandfather fought in the Mexican American War and the American Civil War.

McCain's Paternal Family Line (04:44)

McCain's fourth-great-grandfather Nathaniel Scales sided against the Tories and with the Patriots; he became a state senator. Henry Louis Gates Jr. reveals McCain's ancestral connection to George Washington.

Arquette's Paternal Family Line (04:44)

Archival records reveal when the Arquette family settled in the United States, the baptismal record of Arquette's third-great-grandfather, and identified her fourth-great-grandfather. Arquette's sixth-great-grandfather Jean Arcouet dit Lajeunesse immigrated to Canada from France.

DNA Answers (01:56)

DNA analysis reveals Arquette is 99% European, Moore is 99.9% European, and McCain is 0.5% Native American.

Credits: War Stories: Patricia Arquette, John McCain, Julianne Moore—Finding Your Roots, Season 3 (00:31)

Credits: War Stories: Patricia Arquette, John McCain, Julianne Moore—Finding Your Roots, Season 3

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Uncover a long history of military service in the families of Patricia Arquette, Julianne Moore and John McCain, and how this has instilled in each of them an enduring spirit of strength and integrity.

Length: 53 minutes

Item#: BVL129884

Copyright date: ©2016

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