Meet Major Bambi: The Marine who was Disney’s famous fawn (AUDIO)


Donnie Dunagan is a hard-nosed Marine, a highly decorated veteran of the Vietnam War who served for a quarter-century. First drafted in the ’50s and subsequently promoted 13 times in 21 years — a Corps record at the time, he recalls — Dunagan found the Marines a perfect fit. That is, so long as he could keep a secret. A dark reminder of the past Dunagan left behind still lurked unspoken: He was Bambi.

[ NPR ]