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    Trivia - GREAT READ!!!! Who'da thought!!!

    Captain Kangaroo turned 75 recently, which
    is odd, because he's never looked a day under 75
    (birthday 6/27/27).

    Some people have been a bit offended that
    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? And
    what does that have to do with Captain Kangaroo?

    Well, following is the amazing answer.

    Most people don't know or don't remember
    the extent of his Corps experience. 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. Here is an
    excerpt of dialog from The Tonight Show with Johnny
    Carson, when 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
    ass 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 gettin' 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. The dumb bastard actually stood up on

    Red Beach and directed his troops to move forward
    and get the hell off the beach. 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?'

    I said "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 . . .

    Sergeant Bob Keeshan. . . you and the world
    know him as Captain Kangaroo."

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    good read

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    Good read....may I ask how in the hell ya happened across it.

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    ahhh, so that explains where he got the outfit!

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    You'd be suprised the random and funny things i come accross.

    This one: I was researching some stuff about the war for my general knowledge; and happend by it...


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