• An American POW was nicknamed "The
Incredibly Stupid One" by his Vietnamese
captors. Upon returning to the US, he
provided the names of over 200 prisoners of
war, which he had memorized to the tune of
"Old MacDonald Had a Farm."
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    • True! Douglas Brent Hegdahl III was held as a prisoner of war by North Vietnam during the Vietnam War. After an early release, he was able to provide the names and personal information of about 256 fellow POWs, as well as reveal the conditions of the prisoner-of-war camp
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    • it gets better, this mf pretended to be mentally impaired eventually his captors found him so harmless that they tried to turn him into a dog and let him walk around camp
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    • The story is: He was captured with a bunch of other soldiers, he acted so stupid that the Vietnamese let him roam the prison camp, so he started memorizing names of other POW's while the Vietnamese were making fun of him for being an idiot that sang the same song over and over again
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    • So he’s a fucking hero?
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    • It needs to be mentioned that being the lowest ranking in the prison, he was granted an early release. Going home with these names was very important for the families of those who were captured and presumed dead.
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    • He's a man of focus, commitment, and sheer fucking will
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    • He supposedly still knows the song
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    • Chad
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    • I’m sorry but he low key looks like the scout from tf2
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    • Imagine you ask a returned POW and he says he knows the names of a load of people but when asked to give them he just starts singing out names to old McDonald tune
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    • He kind of looks like iDubbbz
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    • Steve-O fought in Vietnam?
      Franchise 21 jun
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    • Now how could we lose a war like Vietnam with men like him on our side?
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    • This was featured a couple days ago. You just changed it a little
      drizma 21 jun
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    • Did they ever extract/rescue any of the 200 POWs he named?
      noonhansa 21 jun
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    • They probably thought he was stupid because he was singing and muttering all the time.
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    • PorkSword 21 jun
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    • He also memorized all there social security numbers.
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    • I just served a Vietnamese family at the funeral home whose father was in the war & de ceded messages for the Americans. He was captured & held in the jungle for over 15 years before he was able to escape through a refugee program with all his kids but 1. The last one was sponsored in the 90s.
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    • Dumb but reliable
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    • How did a sailor get caught by the vietcong?
      Mr_Cllean 23 jun
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    • Made me think of the guy in tropic thunder
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    • He’s pretty smart then, I have such a shit memory
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    • Didn’t they do a drunk history on this guy
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    • And then there’s me, who was valedictorian in high school and still has to think about what the first letter of my last name is before signing my signature.
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    • Never underestimate the rain man reeree
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    • Hey! That's pretty good!
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    • @InfoNikker
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    • Let others think what they may. Leave no advantage unturned
      Gruenwald 21 jun
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    • That’s Jerma985
      Tianhuo 21 jun
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    • I think you need a new engine aye
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    • He looks like one of thoes Mexican guys from vine
      meechy14 21 jun
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    • Ultra mega alpha Chad
      sopwat 21 jun
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    • W-what happend to the comments?
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    • He was nicknamed that because he pretended to be illiterate so they would trust him more
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    • That dudes got some beady, creepy eyes. E I E I O
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    • He’s not a war hero. I like people who weren’t captured
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    • GuitarBending
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      GuitarBending 21 jun
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    • Someone relay this info to Sabaton
      bussewtsy 24 jun
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    • How many times you gonna change the story and feature this? Wait.. or are you mocking memes like these..
      moldydog 24 jun
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    • They didnt mention that he was pretending to be stupid
      Nowahn 24 jun
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    • Why did they think he was so stupid?
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    • Is it just me or do y’all think that England should come to the US because of the fact that we won the land from them
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    • Stacy Susan Beth and Tim, Johnny Derek Tom!
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    • This suave motherfucker pulled a Claudius on these motherfuckers and it worked. Dear god this man is a standard for all men
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    • Old Vietnam had a prison and on that prison he had a man and Chris here and a Johnny there ee i ee i oh with a dave here and a ricky there ee i ee i oh
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    • Cartman! Durrrrrr
      ImOhio 23 jun
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    • Yeah who's the dumbass now haha
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    • Simple jack
      Subwaay 23 jun
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    • Fun fact my math teacher was in the box next to him and told us this story 2 years ago
      alyssa69 23 jun
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    • This is common.
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    • they just let him go? or am i stupid
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    • No wait it would be stupid man is really smart e i e i o
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    • Stupid man is really smart
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    • Get absolutely shat on daaaamn
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    • Modern problems caused for modern solutions
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    • Bobby Keith has lost his teeth and Seth was sent to death his whole platoon will see him soon c
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    • we should have used more agent orange
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    • Not even the full story, he was believed to be so stupid that his captors allowed him to wander the camp freely, he memorized the names before escaping
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    • Supposedly his captors thought he was so non-threatening and dumb that he was given almost free reign of the camp.
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    • Simple Jack was a real person?
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    • I got friends who would do this for fun
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    • I knew a viet girl in college. She was one of my best friends and she said she wished the French never left. Her dad tried to escape and he was held in a reeducation camp for years before he finally got out. We never should've abandoned the Vietnamese despite the political pressure.
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    • He looks like a young Bill Burr
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    • Rudy Mancuso?
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    • Too bad we lost so miserably. What a complete shitshow it was.
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    • If those kids could read they'd be very upset
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    • He later became a senator
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    • They also let him roam freely because they thought he was too stupid to do anything
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    • Jerma985
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    • Wasnt his story on drunk history
      Guitara 22 jun
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    • There’s Brandon Donny and there’s joe e I e I o, and Malcolm here and Jason there, don’t forget about rotten body’s everywhere
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    • You learn about him in Navy Bootcamp. There’s a lot of great Navy heroes, if you stop trying to shit on them for being on boats half their career.
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    • you guys are literally just repeating the same s*** over and over it's not like the next person that says it's going to make me believe it more
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    • The sacred texts!
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    • Brilliant
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    • Stupid is as stupid does
      bynch 22 jun
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    • Why does he look like jerma?
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    • Here's a little lesson in trickery.
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    • The only weapon they cant take is your mind.
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    • I don’t know if he proved them right or wrong...
      Syntex366 21 jun
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    • takes a really smart dude to act dumb
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    • He may be stupid, but he aint dumb
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    • He looks like the one guy from ahs
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    • The only reason he managed to get all the names was because everyone thought he was stupid. They let him just wander around because they figured he was too dumb to do any harm
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    • SIMPLE JACK
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    • Does he imitate each prisoner's voice when he gets to the With a here and With a there part?
      rguy9898 21 jun
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    • The original Michael Scott
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    • I can’t even remember my phone number
      paty432 21 jun
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    • And in that POW they had a Kyle EE I EE I O with a Jack Jack here and a Rick Rick there, here a Brian, there a Mike everywhere a Richard, in the corner a Luke EE I EE I O
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    • And now they are in US doing your nails
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    • All warfare is based on deception
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