Here's to ya lad

Jim jnantz2 at 216-19-216-108.GETNET.NET
Thu Jul 21 05:19:07 MDT 2005

Some say Hollywood people are a bunch of pro facist wimps.  Yesterday we 
lost one man who was proof this wasn't always true.

He was born in Canada in 1920 and at the age of 19 joined that country's 
military at the outbreak of WW2.  He rose in the ranks and led a 
regiment of 33 men onto Juno Beach on June 6 1944.  While leading his 
men inland he shot two German snipers.  That night while walking  from 
another command post back to his own, he was shot by German machine gun 
fire.  Three bullets went into his middle finger on his right hand 
causing him to loose that finger.  Four more went into his left leg. 
Despite his injuries he was able to walk to the aid station.  While the 
doctor was removing the slugs from his leg, he noticed a hole in his 
shirt.  Thankfully the bullet that caused it had been deflected by the 
silver cigarette case he kept in his shirt pocket.  He could have been 
shot in the heart had it not been for that cigarette case.

His name: James Doohan.

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