Hank Through History

"Traveling about the Pacific, I got caught up in a minor skirmish
on a tiny island. Luckily, I was able to help by retrieving the flag they
needed up to the top of the mountain. I have always regretted that I was written
out of the excellent movie starring John Wayne which depicted these events.
I MUST get a better agent. Does anyone around here have
Rin Tin Tin's number?"