OT: Betcha Didn't Know - Real Heroes

OT: Betcha Didn't Know - Real Heroes

Post by OKC Da » Wed, 10 Aug 2005 10:52:25



THE REST OF THE STORY
??????????????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.) It 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. 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, Marvin credits his sergeant with an even greater
show of bravery.
??????????????During a dialog on "The
Tonight Show with Johnny Carson", Johnny's 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. The 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. Johnny, I'm not lying, Sergeant Keeshan was
the bravest man I ever knew. The Sergeant's name was Bob Keeshan. You
and the world know him as Captain Kangaroo."

??????????????On another note, there was
this wimpy little man (who just 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 25 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.

37 for 05
4 cards

OKC Dave

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OT: Betcha Didn't Know - Real Heroes

Post by Kend » Wed, 10 Aug 2005 12:09:20


Thank you for that Dave, I had no idea.  Wow!
--
Kenda
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THE REST OF THE STORY
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.) It 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. 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, Marvin credits his sergeant with an even greater
show of bravery.
During a dialog on "The
Tonight Show with Johnny Carson", Johnny's 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. The 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. Johnny, I'm not lying, Sergeant Keeshan was
the bravest man I ever knew. The Sergeant's name was Bob Keeshan. You
and the world know him as Captain Kangaroo."

On another note, there was
this wimpy little man (who just 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 25 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.

37 for 05
4 cards

OKC Dave

http://community.webshots.com/user/dspiketoo

 
 
 

OT: Betcha Didn't Know - Real Heroes

Post by King's Crow » Wed, 10 Aug 2005 12:10:06


http://www.snopes.com/military/marvin.asp

This just sounded too good to be true, so I looked it up on the Urban legend
web site.  Sorry to be a killjoy, but at least a small part of it is true.

Lynne


THE REST OF THE STORY
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.) It 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. 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, Marvin credits his sergeant with an even greater
show of bravery.
During a dialog on "The
Tonight Show with Johnny Carson", Johnny's 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. The 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. Johnny, I'm not lying, Sergeant Keeshan was
the bravest man I ever knew. The Sergeant's name was Bob Keeshan. You
and the world know him as Captain Kangaroo."

On another note, there was
this wimpy little man (who just 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 25 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.

37 for 05
4 cards

OKC Dave

http://community.webshots.com/user/dspiketoo

 
 
 

OT: Betcha Didn't Know - Real Heroes

Post by mld.. » Wed, 10 Aug 2005 14:13:44


If you want to find a real hero you should read the biography of Jimmy
Stewart. He was a bomber pilot in WWII, flying in 20+ combat missions,
retired as a Brigadier General also while on active Reserve duty
volunteered and flew in a bombing strike in the Vietnam war.  I enjoy
reading biographies of actors and this one I found quite amazing,
suprising and inspiring. If you're not up for a long read you can
follow the link posted below.

For more info visit:
http://www.jimmy.org/memories/content/demandingrole.html