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  3. vikingswen

    vikingswen Road Train Member

    Jun 14, 2012
    In the Stratosphere

    More wrong info on the internet I can't believe it. :biggrin_2551:

    I have never served myself, but I think it is a shame what our lovely government and the VA are doing to the veterans.
  4. CRN

    CRN Bobtail Member

    May 10, 2014
    Mr Rogers was also a Presberterian minister. With his soft voice a lot of people made fun of him and thought he was queer.

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    Although it has been rumored that Bob Keeshan, who played the popular children's character Captain Kangaroo, was a war hero, it is not true. Keeshan has denied it in many interviews, and Jim Gregory set the record straight by stating that Bob Keshan was enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1945. World War II ended before he saw combat
  6. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

    Jul 6, 2009
    Urban legends

    Never Would Have Guessed


    Captain Kangaroo passed away on January 23, 2004 at age 76 , which is odd,
    because he always looked to be 76. (DOB: 6/27/27 )
    His death reminded me of the following story.

    Some people have been a bit offended that the actor, Lee Marvin,
    is buried in a grave alongside 3 and 4-star generals at
    Arlington National Cemetery His marker gives his name,
    rank (PVT) and service (USMC). Nothing else.
    Here's a guy who was only a famous movie star who served his time,
    why the heck does he rate burial with these guys?
    Well, following is the amazing answer:

    I always liked Lee Marvin, but didn't know the extent
    of his Corps experiences.

    In a time when many Hollywood stars served their country
    in the armed forces often in rear echelon posts where they
    were carefully protected, only to be trotted out to perform
    for the cameras in war bond promotions,
    Lee Marvin was a genuine hero.
    He won the Navy Cross at Iwo Jima There is only one
    higher Naval award... the Medal Of Honor!

    If that is a surprising comment on the true character of the man,
    he credits his sergeant with an even greater show of bravery.

    Dialog from "The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson":
    His guest was Lee Marvin....
    Johnny said,"Lee, I'll bet a lot of people are unaware
    that you were a Marine in the initial landing at Iwo Jima ..
    and that during the course of that action you earned
    the Navy Cross and were severely wounded."

    "Yeah, yeah... I got shot square in the bottom and they gave me
    the Cross for securing a hot spot about halfway up Suribachi.
    Bad thing about getting shot up on a mountain is guys getting
    shot hauling you down. But, Johnny, at Iwo , I served under
    the bravest man I ever knew... We both got the Cross the same day,
    but what he did for his Cross made mine look cheap in comparison.
    That dumb guy actually stood up on Red beach and directed his
    troops to move forward and get the hell off the beach..
    Bullets flying by, with mortar rounds landing everywhere and he
    stood there as the main target of gunfire so that he could get his
    men to safety. He did this on more than one occasion because
    his men's safety was more important than his own life.

    That Sergeant and I have been lifelong friends. When they brought
    me off Suribachi we passed the Sergeant and he lit a smoke and
    passed it to me, lying on my belly on the litter and said,
    "Where'd they get you Lee?" "Well Bob....
    if you make it home before me, tell Mom to sell the outhouse!"

    Johnny, I'm not lying, Sergeant Keeshan was the bravest man
    I ever knew.
    The Sergeant's name is Bob Keeshan.
    You and the world know him as Captain Kangaroo."

    On another note, there was this wimpy little man
    (who passed away) on PBS, gentle and quiet.. Mr. Rogers is
    another of those you would least suspect of being anything
    but what he now portrays to our youth.
    But Mr. Rogers was a U.S. Navy Seal, combat-proven in

    Vietnam with over twenty-five confirmed kills to his name.
    He wore a long-sleeved sweater on TV, to cover the many
    tattoos on his forearm and biceps.
    He was a master in small arms and hand-to-hand combat,
    able to disarm or kill in a heartbeat

    After the war Mr. Rogers became an ordained Presbyterian minister

    and therefore a pacifist. Vowing to never harm another human and also dedicating the rest of his life to trying to help lead children on the right path in life... He hid away the tattoos and his past life and won our hearts with his quiet wit and charm..

    America's real heroes don't flaunt what they did; they quietly go about their day-to-day lives, doing what they do best. They earned our respect and the freedoms that we all enjoy.
    Look around and see if you can find one of those heroes in your midst.
    Often, they are the ones you'd least suspect, but would most like to have on your side if anything ever happened.

    Take the time to thank anyone that has fought for our freedom. With encouragement they could be the next Captain Kangaroo or Mr. Rogers..
  7. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

    Jul 6, 2009
    if it's not true. i could care less. it just popped up on facebook.
  8. jjranch

    jjranch Road Train Member

    Jan 26, 2008
    Shelbyville, TN
    I am a Veteran and proud to have served my country. I still miss it sometimes. Yes it is sad to see veterans not getting the healthcare they deserve. The VA I go to in Murfreesboro, TN has been good to me, wish all the centers were like the Alvin C York.
    Bumper and vikingswen Thank this.
  9. jjranch

    jjranch Road Train Member

    Jan 26, 2008
    Shelbyville, TN
    Have a great memorial day weekend and take a moment during your celebrations to remember our fallen brothers and sisters. That's what memorial day is all about.
    vikingswen, Lady K, popcorn169 and 2 others Thank this.
  10. Panhandle flash

    Panhandle flash Road Train Member

    Jul 18, 2008
    Oklahoma City
    Wow!!!!! JJ is sure being chatty!!!!!!!!! lol
  11. jess-juju

    jess-juju Road Train Member

    Feb 19, 2008
    Shelbyville TN
    Yeah I can't have him working hard enough LOL.

    Lucky I sent him out to work tonight he won't have the energy to post :biggrin_25525:
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