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Thread #22051   Message #386183
Posted By: DonMeixner
30-Jan-01 - 09:17 PM
Thread Name: Help: Rodger Young
Subject: RE: Help: Rodger Young
What neither of those bios said was Rodger "Fuzz" Young had vision so bad that even when corrected he was barely within the range of acceptable eye sight. His vision should have kept him out of the service altogether. I believe he memorized the eye chart by repeating what the boots in front of him said when they were tested. When he attacked the gun emplacement mentioned in the bios he did it with hand grenades. Advancing after each throw until he was inrange and then hitting the gun.

Years back there was a friday night TV show that was called American Heritage and it biographed people and events that made American history the wonder that it is. One of the stories I recall was Rodger Young , the other was about the Hunnley.

I believe the song was recorded by Tex Ritter and Merv Griffin of all people. Don