Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Scotty Was A War Hero...!

Sometimes we accidentally find out a little known secret about people we thought we knew.

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

Photo credit: Creative Crosswalk

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.


linda m said...

That is something I never knew about "Scotty". I loved his character on Star Trek. Would love coffee on the patio this AM. I'll bring a fresh almond Kringle.

Chickenmom said...

Thanks for that interesting tidbit, Mr. Hermit! he was a real real war hero!
Save some of the Kringle for me, Linda!

HermitJim said...

Hey Linda...
An interesting man, to say the least!
Thanks for stopping by today!

Hey Phyllis...
The Kringle does sound good, doesn't it?
Thanks for coming by this morning!

JO said...

I never heard this story either. always say I learn so much from your Blog my Friend.

See you on the patio

Dizzy-Dick said...

Sometimes real life and real people are more awesome than fiction.

HermitJim said...

Hey Jo...
Always try yo keep things interesting, ya know?
Thanks for dropping by, sweetie!

Hey Dizzy...
How true thaqt is, buddy.
Thanks for coming over!