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Old 08-25-2010, 11:43 AM   #1
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why Mr. Rogers wore a sweater

I know that has been arond for a while....don't know if its been on here before....believe it or not...but it is true, I even say the show with Lee Marvin.

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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.

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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!

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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."

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"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."

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On another note, there was this wimpy little man (who 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-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

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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..

Nothing will happen to you if you don't show this around, but you will be awakening others to what a HERO is made of...

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Old 08-25-2010, 11:47 AM   #2
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Old 08-25-2010, 11:52 AM   #3
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this is old...and false. Mr. Rogers never served in the Military.
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Old 08-25-2010, 11:52 AM   #4
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Woe to ye whom make cross 'Sgt' Kangaroo..

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Old 08-25-2010, 11:54 AM   #5
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Very cool indeed!! I never knew that.
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Old 08-25-2010, 11:54 AM   #6
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also, Lee marvin and bob keeshan never fought together in Iwa Jima
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Old 08-25-2010, 11:58 AM   #7
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Old 08-25-2010, 12:03 PM   #8
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didn't mean to ruin the story. it is cool, even though it's false
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Old 08-25-2010, 12:03 PM   #9
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I always check out snopes.com when I think I'm reading an urben legend... that's exactly what this is...

http://www.snopes.com/military/celeb.../leemarvin.asp
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Old 08-25-2010, 12:06 PM   #10
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I always check out snopes.com when I think I'm reading an urben legend... that's exactly what this is...

http://www.snopes.com/military/celeb.../leemarvin.asp
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http://www.snopes.com/radiotv/tv/mrrogers.asp
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Old 08-25-2010, 12:07 PM   #11
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I always check out snopes.com when I think I'm reading an urben legend... that's exactly what this is...

http://www.snopes.com/military/celeb.../leemarvin.asp
Snopes is your friend...
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I can't vouch for the story above, but this vid always gets me.

In 1969, Fred Rogers appeared before the United States Senate Subcommittee on Communications. His goal was to support funding for PBS and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, in response to significant proposed cuts by President Nixon.

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http://www.snopes.com/military/celeb.../leemarvin.asphttp://www.snopes.com/military/celeb.../leemarvin.asp
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What about Mr Green Jeans???
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What about Mr Green Jeans???
Mr. Green Jeans was the subject of an urban legend that claimed he was the father of the late musician Frank Zappa. The confusion probably arose from the title of song by Zappa, "Son of Mr. Green Genes", from Zappa's 1969 album, Hot Rats. Zappa was, in fact, the son of Francis Vincent Zappa, Sr. The rumor has also been attached to shock rocker Alice Cooper and heavy metal pioneer Ted Nugent.

reference "wikipedia".

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What about Mr Green Jeans???
Mr. Green Jeans and Grandfather clock served in Korea together with Bunny Rabbit.
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Captain Kangaroo WAS also famous for playing Clarabelle the Clown on the Howdy Doody Show. I always thought that was interesting...
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Captain Kangaroo WAS also famous for playing Clarabelle the Clown on the Howdy Doody Show. I always thought that was interesting...
And never spoke until the last episode.
(Anyone under 50-55 ain't gonna understand what we're talking about.)
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I'm only 39... I forgot how young a lot of the folks on here are though...
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The Dancing Bear would be soo proud of The Captain if only it were true.

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Old 08-25-2010, 12:47 PM   #22
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They should make this a "WHAT IF" Comic !!

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Oh and "Mr. Rogers wore a sweater" so he had a place to hide the rag n bottle of chloroform
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Though I love Mr. Rogers, this is an internet rumor that is not true...yet still gets passed around.

http://www.snopes.com/radiotv/tv/mrrogers.asp
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Though I love Mr. Rogers, this is an internet rumor that is not true...yet still gets passed around.

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wow, i did not know that!
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