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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:14 am
 


Incredible D-Day heroics of Star Trek actor 'Scotty' revealed: How Lt. James Doohan led his men safely across Juno Beach and took out two German snipers before becoming known as 'craziest pilot in the Canadian air force'

James Doohan was a Canadian lieutenant in World War II before he became famous playing 'Scotty' in the original Star Trek
He had enlisted in the Royal Canadian Army when he was just 19 years old
Doohan was a lieutenant when Allied troops invaded Normandy on June 6, 1944
He was tasked with taking Juno Beach on D-Day and took out two German snipers during the invasion
Doohan ended up being accidentally shot six times by one of his own servicemen and lost one of his right fingers as a result

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... ealed.html



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:59 am
 


Doohan was a fucking beast.
He fucking slalomed a plane between telegraph poles "to prove it could be done". He was called "the craziest pilot in the RCAF" after that.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:01 am
 


Doohan fathered his last child when he was in his 80s. That's how hard the man was. :rock:


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:45 am
 


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This D-Day veteran thought he'd been forgotten, so his community held a surprise parade

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For quite some time, D-Day veteran Fred Barnard, 98, had worried that everyone had forgotten about his service. He'd become so concerned that he would raise the question from time to time.

"He's said to me a number of times over the last few weeks, very humbly, 'I wonder if people know what I did?'" said Tish MacDonald, his longtime friend.

"'I wonder if people will remember?'"

On Thursday, as communities across Canada marked the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, Barnard got his answer — as hundreds of people in his community held a surprise ceremony and parade in his honour, right in front of his house in Uxbridge, Ont., about 74 kilometres northeast of Toronto.

"I thought it was an excellent opportunity to show … that we appreciate his service and that we value what he did," MacDonald said. "Hopefully he feels loved and valued."

On June 6, 1944, Cpl. Barnard and his brother Don, both soldiers in the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, were among the soldiers who landed on Juno Beach, part of the Allied invasion of Nazi-occupied Europe.

But their unit came ashore about 180 metres east of their intended landing spot, placing them directly in front of the enemy.

Barnard soon came upon his brother's body, lying dead on the beach.

"What an incredible sacrifice that family has made," said MacDonald, who is a teacher at Uxbridge Secondary School.

MacDonald said she met Barnard 10 years ago and they have remained "wonderful friends" since.

"He's a delight, he's shy, he's humble, he's very kind and he's got a quick wit. He's very funny," she said.

Asked if he knew why all those people were at his home, Barnard, quipped, "Oh yeah. They are all here to see me. What else?

"Great. Great having all these people here," he told CBC News.

Barnard remembers the events of June 6, "just like it was yesterday," he said.

"I lost my kid brother."


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:49 am
 


Love that story Dr. [B-o] I am so glad the community did this for him. I am sure it will be a cherished memory of his for the remainder of his life.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:05 am
 


I was really pleased to see both Macron and Trump delivering exceptional and spot-on speeches at the ceremony yesterday and it was also nice to see the leftist media recognizing Trump getting this right yesterday. Kind of nice to not see anyone making political hay out of what will be our last recognition for the brave men who saved the world.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:03 am
 


Both CBC and Global ran a really touching story on some close family friends (whose uncles died in Normandy).

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