Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Memorial Day Tribute

I would like to share the stories of 3 men who served in the armed forces, this is what they did after they served
Mr. Rogers (Fred Rogers 1928-2003) was a U.S. Navy Seal, combat proven in Vietnam with over 25 confirmed kills to his name. He wore a long sleeve sweater to cover his many tattoos, he was a master in small arms and hand to hand combat. He was able to disarm or kill in a heartbeat. After the war he became a Presbyterian minister and dedicated his life to help children on the right path in life. He wrote the song "Won't You Be My Neighbor" and we all remember his show.
Captain Kangaroo (Bob Keeshan 1927-2004) and Lee Marvin (1924-1987) served together in World WarII. Bob was the sergeant and at Red Beach on Iwo Jima, he stood up and directed his men to move forward and get the h-ll off the beach. He made himself a target so his men could reach safety. He did this more then once and was wounded. He recieved the Navy Cross.
Lee Marvin, under Bob Keeshan's command secured a hot spot half way up Suribachi. He also was wounded and received the Navy Cross. When other actors were selling bonds, Lee Marvin was in the thick of it. He is buried at Arlington Cemetery.
We all remember Captain Kangaroo and the joy his show gave us. Lee Marvin was a suberp actor and we enjoyed his movies.
America's heros don't flaunt what they have done, they go about their lives giving us songs, respect in ourselves, entertainment. They go and do their duty for their country and come home and share with us the beautiful part of themselves.

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