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Captain Kangaroo is a Rogue ?
« on: Dec 10, 03, 10:26:33 am CST »

Captain Kangaroo turned 76 recently, which is odd, because he's never looked a day under 76. (DOB:6/27/27) It reminded me of the following story. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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 did not 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 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?' "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...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 twenty-five confirmed kills to his name. He wore a long sleeve sweater to cover the many tattoo's on his forearm and biceps. A master in small arms and hand-to-hand combat, able to disarm or kill in a heartbeat. He hid that away 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. Just a side note, Mr. Rogers was also an ordained Presbyterian minister.
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« Reply #1 on: Dec 10, 03, 10:37:50 am CST »

I did some futher research on MR Fred Rodgers on Snopes.com and here is what I found,

Claim: Fred Rogers served as a sniper or as a Navy Seal during the Vietnam War,
with a large number of confirmed kills to his credit.

Status:   False

This same rumor has often been applied to boyish country singer-songwriter
John Denver (among others), and it's just as false when told of Fred Rogers.
Not only did Fred Rogers never serve in the military, there are no gaps in
his career when he could conceivably have served in the military - he went
straight into college after high school, he moved directly into TV work
after graduating college, and his breaks from television work were devoted
to attending the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (he was ordained as a
Presbyterian minister in 1963) and the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate
School of Child Development. Moreover, Fred Rogers was born in 1928 and was
therefore far too old for an active combat position in the Vietnam War.

Fred Rogers always wore long-sleeved shirts and sweaters on his show to
conceal the tattoos on his arms he obtained while serving in the military.
As noted above, Fred Rogers never served in the military, and he bore no
tattoos on his arms (or any other part of his body). He wore long-sleeved
shirts and sweaters on his show to maintain an air of formality - although
he was friendly with the children in his viewing audience and talked to them
on their own level, he was most definitely an authority figure on a par with
parents and teachers (he was Mister Rogers to them, after all, not Fred),
and his choice of dress was intended to establish and foster that
relationship.
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« Reply #2 on: Dec 10, 03, 02:38:52 pm CST »

Refresh my memory ,,, wasnt Bob Keesham also Canadian??
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« Reply #3 on: Dec 10, 03, 02:54:25 pm CST »

http://www.tvtome.com/tvtome/servlet/PersonDetail/personid-40540

http://www.charliethejugglingclown.com/Keeshan.htm

The first site shows he was born in the USA...the other talks some of his war time.....

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« Reply #4 on: Dec 10, 03, 03:20:25 pm CST »

Capt. Kangaroo was only 14 in 1941 (When the Imperial Japanese navy Attacked Pearl), and didn't turn 18 till 1945, he was born in 1927, do the math.
and then check this site

http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/lmarvin.htm

They probably know a bit about these guys, or at least Lee Marvin.
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