RIP Richard Dawson

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    Most of us know of Richard Dawson's role as Pete Newkirk on Hogan's Heroes. But I also read that at the age of 14 he joined the merchant marines during the battle of the Atlantic. I also read that he was married to Diana Dors :shock: One lucky man!

    So for his service :salute:

    RIP

    I believe that leaves Robert Clary (Labeau) as the only survivor
     
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    :salute:

    I had no idea he was in the Merchant Marines.
     
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    I just watched a movie this afternoon that he was in- "King Rat"

    RIP :salute:
     
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    Saw this on the BBC News yesterday. He was from Portsmouth, UK, and the 'Merchant Marine' is more commonly known as the Merchant Navy in Britain.
     
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