(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.
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.
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.
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.