For anyone that ever watched the old series "Star Trek", Scotty was one of the many colorful characters. Turns out that he was even more colorful in real life than in the television series.
Star Trek’s ‘Scotty’ Survived Being Shot Six Times
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Before he was “Scotty,” James Doohan was a lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Army. Trained as a pilot, Doohan had a reputation as the “craziest pilot in the Canadian Air Forces” because he did things like slam a plane between two telegraph poles just to prove it could be done.
When D-day came, he was put on the ground and joined the raid on Juno Beach. Doohan personally shot two enemy snipers and led his troops through a field of antitank mines—only to be taken out by his own army.
While Doohan was moving between two command posts, a nervous Canadian soldier opened fire on Doohan, shooting him six times. One of the bullets hit him in the chest. Luckily, Doohan’s life was saved by a cigarette case in his breast pocket.
Once again it seems as though the old adage that "truth is stranger than fiction" applies, wouldn't you agree?
Coffee out on the patio one more time.