Friday, May 30, 2008

Celebrities at War

Appleton Post-Crescent [WI]
30 May 2008

Supv. Herner offers apology for e-mail hoax

APPLETON -- Supv. Dianne Herner sent out more than 40 letters Thursday apologizing for perpetuating a fictitious tale about celebrities who fought in famous American battles.

At the beginning of Tuesday's Outagamie County Board meeting, Herner commemorated Memorial Day by reciting a story about unsung heroes she had received in an e-mail.

The legend claimed actor Lee Marvin and television personalities Bob Keeshan and Fred Rogers -- better known as Captain Kangaroo and Mister Rogers -- fought bravely at Iwo Jima, one of World War II's most storied battles, and in Vietnam, respectively. [...]