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July 07, 2004

More stuff I didn't know...

...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 keep getting commands is explainable in only one way - the Federation Navy valued seniority over competence.

Doohan was born on March 3, 1920, in Vancouver, British Columbia, and spent his early years in there and in Sarnia, Ontario. Surviving the anguish of living with an alcoholic father, he left home at age 19 to join the Canadian Forces, fighting with the Allies in World War II. After outscoring his fellow soldiers on an officer's exam, he became Captain in the Royal Canadian Artillery. While leading his men into battle on D-Day, Doohan was wounded in the leg and hand, and eventually lost a finger. For the remainder of the war, he became a pilot observer, and received the dubious distinction of being called the "craziest pilot in the Canadian Air Forces."

From the bio at Star

Once again, I might as well just make this page a reflector of the Ghost of A Flea.