(Lee Marvin said,) "at Iwo , I served under the bravest man I ever knew... what he did for his Navy Cross made mine look cheap. He stood on Red beach and directed his troops to move forward 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. more than once because his men's safety was more important than his own life." The Sergeant's name: Bob Keeshan - Captain Kangaroo.

(Lee Marvin said,) "at Iwo , I served under the bravest man I ever knew... what he did for his Navy Cross made mine look cheap. He stood on Red beach and directed his troops to move forward 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. more than once because his men's safety was more important than his own life." The Sergeant's name: Bob Keeshan - Captain Kangaroo.

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Robert James Bob Keeshan (June 27, 1927 – January 23, 2004) was an American television producer and actor. He is most notable as the title character of the childrens television program Captain Kangaroo, which became an icon for millions of people during its 30-year run from 1955 to 1984.

Robert James Bob Keeshan (June 27, 1927 – January 23, 2004) was an American television producer and actor. He is most notable as the title character of the childrens television program Captain Kangaroo, which became an icon for millions of people during its 30-year run from 1955 to 1984.

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Bob Keeshan, US Marines, World War II. Later became known as children's host "Captain Kangaroo". From Babylon, Long Island NY

Bob Keeshan, US Marines, World War II. Later became known as children's host "Captain Kangaroo". From Babylon, Long Island NY

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Painting of Bob Keeshan as Clarabell Hornblower for the 1990 Clown Hall of Fame induction

Painting of Bob Keeshan as Clarabell Hornblower for the 1990 Clown Hall of Fame induction

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Bob Keeshan (1927 - 2004) Star of the kids TV show "Captain Kangaroo", also played Clarabell the Clown on the "Howdy Doody" show for six years

Bob Keeshan (1927 - 2004) Star of the kids TV show "Captain Kangaroo", also played Clarabell the Clown on the "Howdy Doody" show for six years

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Celebrity Doll Miniature Bob Keeshan Art by UneekDollDesigns, $42.00
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Bob Keeshan | Captain Kangaroo

Bob Keeshan | Captain Kangaroo

Bob Keeshan -- (6/27/1927-1/23/2004). American Television Producer & Actor. He portrayed Clarabell the Clown on TV Series "The Howdy Doody Show", "Captain Kangaroo", Host of "CBS Storybreak". Movie -- "The Stupids" as Charles Sender. He died at age 76.

Bob Keeshan -- (6/27/1927-1/23/2004). American Television Producer & Actor. He portrayed Clarabell the Clown on TV Series "The Howdy Doody Show", "Captain Kangaroo", Host of "CBS Storybreak". Movie -- "The Stupids" as Charles Sender. He died at age 76.

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Actor Lee Marvin (left) star of "The Dirty Dozen" movie franchise. Bob Keeshan (top right) aka "Captain Kangaroo", Mr. Rogers (bottom right). All 3 men, certified authentic war heroes. Who would've guessed.

Actor Lee Marvin (left) star of "The Dirty Dozen" movie franchise. Bob Keeshan (top right) aka "Captain Kangaroo", Mr. Rogers (bottom right). All 3 men, certified authentic war heroes. Who would've guessed.

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