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July 06, 2004

James Doohan


Most installments of the Flea Presents Great Canadians™ are somewhat tongue in cheek. This one is not. Recent news coverage of James Doohan's poor health has revealed aspects of his biography many fans knew nothing about. Doohan was a Captain in the Royal Canadian Artillery, stormed the beaches of Normandy on D-Day and was wounded after taking out two enemy snipers only to go on to fly an artillery observation plane for the Royal Canadian Air Force. This is a stand up hero and a great Canadian. The Campblog has more to say.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at July 6, 2004 08:56 AM

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? More stuff I didn't know... from Welcome to Castle Argghhh! The Home Of One Of Jonah's Military Guys.
...but wish I had. Scotty of Star Trek was an artilleryman. Hoo-ah! I knew he was smarter than Kirk, too. How anybody could have so many ships shot out from under him (and stolen out from under him, too) could... [Read More]

Tracked on July 7, 2004 08:05 PM


Scotty was always my favorite character! Ever since Friday's Child, I thought he would be a better captain than Kirk.

Sorry to hear he is not well.

Posted by: gordon at July 6, 2004 01:11 PM