As yesterday was Veteran’s Day (and today it was observed), it’s a good time to remember our Star Trek friends who served their country. For Leonard, Gene, and DeForest, it was the United States. And for James Doohan, it was for Canada.
James was also a hero of D-Day, after killing two German snipers, having been shot at 6 times; 4 in the leg, one in the right hand, which cost him his middle finger, and one in the chest, but his life was saved by the silver cigarette case in his breast pocket, a gift from his brother. (for once, it was lucky he was a smoker).
Thank you our Star Trek brothers in arms for your dedicated service during WWII and early 50’s. We are honored and forever thankful. ❤
Capt Gene Roddenberry US Army Air Corps (Served 1941-1945)
Lieutenant James Doohan 14th Field Artillery Regiment of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division.
DeForest Kelley, Army Air Forces-WW2-First Motion Picture Unit 1943-46
Sergeant Leonard Nimoy, Army Reserves 1950s
My fellow American Trekkies,
Darn right I voted today! It is 7:05 p.m. EST as I write this – Just under 2 hours left at the polls here at 9:00 p.m. The rest of the time zones follow with the west coast being last.
If you haven’t voted, be sure you do before the polls close! Thank you and may Democracy Live Long and Prosper! ❤
Let’s start the week with some thoughtful Leonard, shall we? Boy is he missed. ❤ Would love to hear his thoughts on our world today.