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    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 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 on PBS,(who passed away) , 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.

  • #2
    Re: Why did mr. Rogers wear a sweater?

    My dad went to college with Mr. Rodgers and they both served in the Navy at about the same time.
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      Re: Why did mr. Rogers wear a sweater?

      My uncle was an instructor for the Army for hand to hand combat and other things.
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      • #4
        Re: Why did mr. Rogers wear a sweater?

        Okay guys, I just had to check it out and this is what I found?
        Mr. Rogers a Navy SEAL? | NavySEALs.com - Experience the SEAL Edge
        http://www.snopes.com/military/celeb.../leemarvin.asp
        Last edited by Frankiarmz; 07-12-2012, 11:26 PM.

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        • #5
          Re: Why did mr. Rogers wear a sweater?

          Originally posted by Frankiarmz View Post
          That's what I get for not checking it out first.

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          • #6
            Re: Why did mr. Rogers wear a sweater?

            Originally posted by Plumbus View Post
            That's what I get for not checking it out first.
            Don't feel bad, there is so much conflicting information out there it's difficult to know what to believe!

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            • #7
              Re: Why did mr. Rogers wear a sweater?

              Originally posted by Frankiarmz View Post
              Don't feel bad, there is so much conflicting information out there it's difficult to know what to believe!
              Well, You have to be a marine to understand this. Any marine is above a General any day ! Just attended a My friend marine corp.1st Marin recon. , point man ,Nam ,get pinned for His killing to V.C. Scouts saving His squad. I was told Kangaroo and rogers is a legend !
              I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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              • #8
                Re: Why did mr. Rogers wear a sweater?

                Well, it was a good read anyway. I think we all like hero's, it's part of what many of us strive to be in our own way... at least hero's to the one's we love.

                The falsehood's of the story's about Lee Marvin and Bob Keeshan doesn't take anything away from their service though.

                Here's a hero that many of us older guys might know and perhaps even some of our younger forum members (if you don't know this guy's story, you should).

                I always liked western movies and there was always one guy who stood out as a likeable "hero" in many of those Saturday afternoon visits to the theater back in the 50's. Audie Murphy, a rather unassuming, sort of mild mannered Texas kid. But, as I found out from my Dad, Audie was the most decorated soldier of WWII.

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                Do a Google on "Audie Murphy" or visit his official website at Audie L. Murphy Memorial Website

                Here is a list of his decorations: Audie Murphy's Military Decorations

                Edit: Added this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audie_L._Murphy

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                Last edited by CWSmith; 07-16-2012, 11:56 AM.

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                • #9
                  Re: Why did mr. Rogers wear a sweater?

                  Unfortunantly, the tonight show retaped over their earlier work to save money so the first decades of the tonight show are permanently gone.
                  Buy cheap, buy twice.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Why did mr. Rogers wear a sweater?

                    Heres a true hero from the state of Vermont.

                    Merritt A. Edson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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