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(Lee Marvin said,) "at Iwo , I served under the bravest man I ever knew... what he did for his Navy Cross made mine look cheap. He stood on Red beach and directed his troops to move forward off the beach.. Bullets flying by, with mortar rounds landing everywhere and he stood there as the main target of gunfire so that he could get his men to safety. more than once because his men's safety was more important than his own life." The Sergeant's name: Bob Keeshan - Captain Kangaroo.


Bob Keeshan had two pioneering roles in children’s television: as the original Clarabell the Clown on the Howdy Doody Show from 1948 to 1952 and, most famously, as Captain Kangaroo from 1955 to 1992. Keeshan died on January 23, 2004 at the age of 76. Captain Kangaroo aired on CBS and then PBS for six decades earning numerous awards, including three Emmys.


Captain Kangaroo is a children's television series which aired weekday mornings on the American television network CBS for nearly 30 years, from October 3, 1955 until December 8, 1984, making it the longest-running nationally broadcast children's television program of its day.[2][3] In 1986, the American Program Service (now American Public Television, Boston) integrated some newly produced segments into reruns of past episodes, distributing the newer version of the series until 1993.