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Posted: 12/31/2003 6:30:11 PM EDT
I don't have the benefit of running a search and I'm sure this has come up before.  Here it is again.

It's worth a few laughs:

urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl-mr-rogers.htm

The article seems a little skewed against the character qualities of snipers in general.
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 6:36:53 PM EDT
Won't ya be..

Please won't ya be..

..my target?
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 6:56:45 PM EDT
I wouldn't trust anyone with the name "McFeeley" with my children.
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 7:07:58 PM EDT
Just like the urban legend about John Denver being a USMC sniper!
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 7:13:59 PM EDT
I thought Mr. Rogers was Gilligan's squad leader when he saved Eddie Haskell's life in VietNam. Oh, wait a minute; I'm getting it all screwed up. Sam the Butcher flew the plane when Ernie Douglas parachuted in to extract Flipper from Cambodia. Yeah - that's the ticket!
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 7:26:29 PM EDT
Didn't Michael Jackson walk on the moon? [BD]
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 7:45:04 PM EDT
Kermit The Frog is rumored to be former sniper in Vietnam........
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 7:52:55 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Who_Me:
Kermit The Frog is rumored to be former sniper in Vietnam........
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yeah, he helped Captain Kangaroo carry Lee Marvin down off of Iwogima![lol]
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 7:57:15 PM EDT
Here are actors who actually served!

Scott Glenn Force Recon USMC pre-Vietnam
[img]http://www.thespiannet.com/actors/G/glenn_scott/sg.jpg[/img]

Lee Marvin USMC, awarded the Purple Heart medal for wounds he received while serving on Saipan in 1944.
[img]http://victoryatseaonline.com/war/ww2/images/dirty-dozen.gif[/img]

Jimmy Stewart 20 combat missions B-24 pilot 8th AF!!
[img]http://www.af.mil/photos/Jul1997/970806b.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 8:00:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/31/2003 8:00:58 PM EDT by DzlBenz]
Ed McMahon was a Marine Corps fighter pilot in WWII.
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 8:02:28 PM EDT
Dr. Ruth was a sniper with IDF and was wounded by an artillery shell.
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 8:16:08 PM EDT
Wasn't Seal a former Navy SEAL?
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 9:43:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/31/2003 9:46:18 PM EDT by Thunderbolt]
Sylvester Stallone was a Green Beret in Vietnam
with the 5th Special Forces group. He served 3
tours in Nam and was awarded 5 purple hearts, 3 Bronze Stars, 2 Silver Stars and the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 10:08:31 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Thunderbolt:
Sylvester Stallone was a Green Beret in Vietnam
with the 5th Special Forces group. He served 3
tours in Nam and was awarded 5 purple hearts, 3 Bronze Stars, 2 Silver Stars and the Congressional Medal of Honor.
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Maybe his character Rambo, but not him.

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Link Posted: 12/31/2003 10:43:37 PM EDT
Originally Posted By USPC40:
Originally Posted By Thunderbolt:
Sylvester Stallone was a Green Beret in Vietnam
with the 5th Special Forces group. He served 3
tours in Nam and was awarded 5 purple hearts, 3 Bronze Stars, 2 Silver Stars and the Congressional Medal of Honor.
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Maybe his character Rambo, but not him.

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If he had, I'd think he would have declined the part of 'Rambo'...
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 3:58:48 AM EDT
I think Stallone was overcompensating for his spinal inadequacies with those movies.
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 5:33:28 AM EDT
Wasn't Sly in Switzerland, teaching gym at a girls school?
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 5:36:42 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/1/2004 5:42:48 AM EDT by The_Cheat]
Chuck Norris was an Air Force SP

Michael Caine was in the British Royal Fusiliers

Sean Connery was in the Royal Navy

Clark Gable was an AAF pilot in WWII

[img]http://www.wm.edu/CAS/ASP/faculty/Lowry/Amst2000/projects%202000/AMST01%20Capra/public_html/gable.gif[/img]
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 5:43:06 AM EDT
Originally Posted By TheWind:
Wasn't Sly in Switzerland, teaching gym at a girls school?
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-and making cheesy porn flicks...[rolleyes]
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 5:51:37 AM EDT
[img]http://i.imdb.com/Photos/Ss/0065904/party.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 6:13:00 AM EDT
Interview with Dr. Ruth.

[url]http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2003/06/0611_030611_drruth.html[/url]



Tom Foreman: You were trained as a sniper?

Dr. Ruth: We were all trained in the forerunner of the Israeli Defense Force, and for some reason that I can't explain I'm a very good sniper. I can put five bullets into this little red circle (makes circle with her fingers). I know how to throw hand grenades. I've never killed anybody. I was badly wounded.

Tom Foreman: There was a bomb that went off in the barracks.

Dr. Ruth: Yes.

Tom Foreman: Many of your friends were wounded as well?
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 6:18:57 AM EDT
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Good morning neighbor. Todays word is dead palistinian.
Can you say that? Say it. Dead Palistinian.
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 9:00:56 AM EDT
I believe Jimmy Stewart flew B-17's not B-24's
 My old man was a ball turret gunner on a 17 so I'm kinda sensitive about that . Also , Clark Gable wasn't a pilot . He flew along on some missions to make a wartime RAH RAH film .
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 9:02:18 AM EDT
mr rogers was not a sniper, he trained them in nam, lol, chuck muhwinney, and hathcock
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 9:06:07 AM EDT
Barney was a Green Beret!

[img]http://www.dobhran.com/images/barney.gif[/img]
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 9:16:20 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 9:16:52 AM EDT
Originally Posted By RED_5:
Barney was a Green Beret!

[url]http://www.dobhran.com/images/barney.gif[/url]
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You guys are not right........
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Link Posted: 1/1/2004 9:43:13 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/1/2004 9:45:47 AM EDT by eodtech2000]
Originally Posted By djohns6:
I believe Jimmy Stewart flew B-17's not B-24's
 My old man was a ball turret gunner on a 17 so I'm kinda sensitive about that . Also , Clark Gable wasn't a pilot . He flew along on some missions to make a wartime RAH RAH film .
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Jimmy did fly B-17's but apparently only in the States.I work for HQ Air Force Reserve at Robins AFB, and Brig. Gen Jimmy Stewart is spoken very highly of as Class Act who led by example and cared for the welfare of his men!

Anyone who flew Bombers over Europe has BALLS and my respect, God the 8th AF got the shit beat out of them--the casualty figures are enormous!  

Here is what I pulled off of USAF Museaum's AFB site.url[url]http://www.wpafb.af.mil/museum/history/wwii/js.htm[/url]
On Mar. 22, 1941, Jimmy Stewart was drafted into the U.S. Armed Forces. He was assigned to the Army Air Corps as an enlisted man and stationed at Moffett Field, Cal. During his nine months of training at that base, he also took extension courses with the idea of obtaining a commission. He completed the courses and was awaiting the results when Pearl Harbor took place. A month later he received his commission and, because he had logged over 400 hours as a civilian, he was permitted to take basic flight training at Moffett and received his pilot wings. During the next nine months, he instructed in AT-6, AT-9, and B-17 aircraft and flew bombardiers in the training school at Albuquerque, N. Mex. In the fall of 1943, Stewart went to England as Commanding Officer of the 703d Bomb Squadron, equipped with B-24s.

He began flying combat missions and on Mar. 31, 1944 was appointed Operations Officer of the 453d Bomb Group and, subsequently, Chief of Staff of the 2d Combat wing, 2d Air Division of the 8th Air Force. Stewart ended the war with 20 combat missions. He remained in the USAF Reserve and was promoted to Brigadier General on Jul. 23, 1959. He retired on May 31, 1968.
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Link Posted: 1/1/2004 10:04:31 AM EDT
Dr.Ruth was not a IDF Sniper.  I spoke to her about five years ago when she was in Alaska. She told me that she was a ground pounder.  She was given a Sten gun and granade.  While advancing on a fortified possition she was shot in the leg. She said that she never got to fire a shot. If you ever meet he you will see that she has a slight limp. One of the coolest people I have ever met.  
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 10:05:39 AM EDT
Dr.Ruth was not a IDF Sniper.  I spoke to her about five years ago when she was in Alaska. She told me that she was a ground pounder.  She was given a Sten gun and granade.  While advancing on a fortified possition she was shot in the leg. She said that she never got to fire a shot. If you ever meet her you will see that she has a slight limp. One of the coolest people I have ever met.  
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 10:13:52 AM EDT
Can somebody dredge up that thread that had the list of celebs that were in the armed forces?

CW
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 10:37:36 AM EDT
Seriously, wasn't Don Knotts a Marine drill instructor?

James Doohan (Scotty, from Star Trek) was in the Canadian forces during the Normandy invasion.

Anyone know if it's true that Charles Lindbergh had been a civillian consultant training air corps pilots?
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 10:37:47 AM EDT
Charles Bronson served in the Army during WWII as a [url=www.powerlineblog.com/archives/004635.php]tailgunner in a B-29.[/url]
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 10:41:48 AM EDT
Anyone know if it's true that Charles Lindbergh had been a civillian consultant training air corps pilots?
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Absolutely true.  Charles Lindbergh trained P-38 pilots in the Pacific and was responsible for nearly doubling the effective range of that aircraft in that theater by working with the pilots and Lockheed.  By leaning out the air/fuel mixture and adjusting the manifold pressure settings (the P-38 was turbocharged rather than supercharged) he was able to really give that bird some legs.  

In addition, rumor has it that he flew numerous missions (which he was not supposed to do) and did engage in one dogfight which he won.  Then, because they were afraid he was going to get himself killed, they pulled him out of the theater.
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 11:37:07 AM EDT
Hi neighbors! Today, we're going to wax some VCs at 500 yards with a .308 rifle.
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