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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP08 Jun 2020 7:44 p.m. PST

"76 years ago today, June 6, 1944, James M. Doohan of Vancouver, led D Company of Royal Winnipeg Rifles ashore at Juno beach. He would be shot 6 times, survive and go on to become Scotty on Star Trek."


Mark 1 Supporting Member of TMP09 Jun 2020 9:00 a.m. PST

Perhaps little known, but the injuries he received during his service in ETO including having a finger shot-off.

This was not easily observed in Star Trek due to careful stagecraft and cinematography. But there are one or two scenes where you can actually see that he is missing a finger. As I recall, the rather infamous "Trouble with Tribbles" episode includes one such scene.

What a remarkable life he led. Highly placed among the bravest, who saw terror first hand on many occasions, and then managed to build a successful career as a beloved "tough-guy with a soft side" character actor.

RIP Mr. Doohan.

(aka: Mk 1)

Eclectic Wave09 Jun 2020 9:36 a.m. PST

I had the singular honer of helping James Doohan park his RV at a Rodeo event back in the 80's in Mesa Arizona. He was a very nice guy, very friendly.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP09 Jun 2020 11:21 a.m. PST



forrester09 Jun 2020 12:38 p.m. PST

I had no idea.
Ive been reading a bit recently on the 3rd Canadian Division's early battles with 12th SS so I will look again for any reference to D Company.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP10 Jun 2020 11:17 a.m. PST

You always lern something new in TMP… (smile)


Mark 1 Supporting Member of TMP15 Jun 2020 9:41 a.m. PST

Knew I had saved that pic somewhere…

This was one of the few fleeting scenes where they did not manage to cover up his missing finger.

He was a very nice guy, very friendly.

Back in the mid/late 70's my older brother caddied a round of golf played by Doohan and Gene Roddenberry (the creator / exec producer of Star Trek). He too said that Doohan was a very nice and personable fellow.

(aka: Mk 1)

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