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Who was your childhood hero?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by M&P Shooter, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. Never Nervous

    Never Nervous

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    Lash Larue, Johnny Mack Brown, Steve McQueen as Josh Randal (Wanted, Dead Or Alive.) Wyatt Earp (Hugh O'Brian)

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  2. HikerGPS

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    My Dad was my superhero my whole life.

    Fictional: McGyver
     

  3. hogfish

    hogfish Señor Member

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  4. Magnus2131

    Magnus2131 Glock Gimp

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    Real life Evel Knievel. Comic book hero Spiderman.
     
  5. Huaco Kid

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    Clemente.

    Roberto Clemente.

    It's a 'Burgh thing.
     
  6. Magnus2131

    Magnus2131 Glock Gimp

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    Not Sherman?
     
  7. Magnus2131

    Magnus2131 Glock Gimp

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    Great Baseball player.
     

  8. Same here. My dad was an honest, hard working guy that did without a lot so we kids could have opportunites he never dreamed of.
     
  9. mad618

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    Al Bundy #33 Polk High
     
  10. Orionchrome

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  11. Huaco Kid

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    I respect him more now, after reading about his mafia-type, hard-headed, opinionated life (He did that book-writing guy with a baseball bat!)

    When we were kids...

    We watched, with riveted eyes, on the black-and-white TV....

    (I jumped my dirt bike over the neighbors car, with a cinder block and pallet jump ramp, on asphalt, and lived through it... Not by much, I left a tire-mark on the roof. I was a neighborhood hero. Dad paid for the guys roof. I mowed grass and shoveled snow forever to pay for that. I wanted a cape, but never had one.)

    (OK... maybe I didn't actually JUMP over the car.... maybe just drove over it, with all the neighborhood kids watching. I think I got some air. Serious, Knievel, air!)
     
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  12. wlkjr

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    Roy Rogers
    Lone Ranger
    Willie Mays
    Fireball Roberts
    But all time favorite : Dale Earnhardt
     
  13. xtreme99

    xtreme99 What's a Glock?

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    My dad. Followed closely by Dale Earnhardt.

    Sent from my Galaxy Tab 2
     
  14. Huaco Kid

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    I was one goal short of a double hat trick in high school. Only my best friends remember it.

    My letter jacket still fits and I tell all my best friends, and my family, about it repeatedly...
     
  15. I'M Glockamolie

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    Col. Jeff Cooper. I was an '80s kid, and brought gun mags to school (oh, the horror!) and always loved reading "Cooper's Corner". I didn't know then the full impact of reading the truth from someone that knew it, and how to tell it.
     
  16. JackMac

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    John Wayne, pilgrim.
     
  17. Tank44

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    My father. He was a career Army Officer and when I was 8 years old, he took me to shoot my first gun. It was an M2 50 Cal Machine Gun (thus my avatar). He was always there for me and served his country for 30 years. He fought in three wars, was awarded 3 Bronze Stars and the Soldiers Medal, and retired as a Full Colonel.

    In WWII he was a member of the 503rd PIR and made several combat jumps in the Pacific, including the liberation of Corregidor. In the Korean War he served in the Iron Triangle and Bloody Ridge. He also served in Vietnam and commanded a Battalion of self propelled howitzers on the DMZ in Korea during the Pueblo Crisis. They weren't kidding when they called his generation the "greatest generation." It may be corny by today's standards, but he was by far my hero. Then, maybe Captain Kirk.
     
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  18. bdhawk

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    my uncle ezra......

    lied about his age to join the navy for WWII. had two ships sank beneath him on the same day. first his ship, then his rescue ship. he floated in a lifejacket for a long time, days if i remember correctly, seeing many of his shipmates killed by sharks.

    plank owner on U.S.S. CORAL SEA

    taught survival training and self first aid to navy pilots.

    retired after 30+ years as a master chief petty officer.

    he was almost a doctor in holistic medicine. he had years of study in that field from numerious sources. he helped his backwoods country folk friends, neighbors, and relatives for free. when a real doctor was either unavailable or unaffordable.

    he was an athiest, but he knew the bible better than most preachers of his day.

    he gave me my first gun. a H&R nine shot .22 revolver. i was eight years old. his teachings on gun safety to this day have made me a very safe gun handler.

    he made me a better kid, and a better man.