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Does this Canadian soldier look familiar?

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Here is a photo of Canadian Artillery Lieutenant James Montgomery Doohan, of the 13th Canadian Artillery Regiment, taken just days before the Normandy invasion. On D-Day+1, Lt. Doohan, and three other forward artillery observers, were racing forward in a jeep into uncleared territory, when they were ambushed by a hidden German MG42 nest. Firing at a cyclic rate of 20-25 shots per second, the German machine gun instantly killed all three others in the jeep, and wounded Lt. Doohan five times on his right side, including shooting one of his fingers off. He nevertheless recovered quickly, trained as an artillery-spotter pilot, and then in civilian life became a TV actor.


And, yes, it is "Scotty" from Star Trek!


49350236348_23e6ccc8b4_b.jpg0 by Stephen Duffy, on Flickr

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