Star Trek fans are mourning the passing of James Doohan, better known as Scotty on the classic Star Trek series and subsequent movies.
Something I didn't know until I read this article, Doohan was a soldier at Juno on D-Day:
Well, Scotty. Rest in Peace. It looks like you finally got to say "Beam Me Up, Lord."
At 19, James escaped the turmoil at home by joining the Canadian army, becoming a lieutenant in artillery. He was among the Canadian forces that landed on Juno Beach on D-Day. “The sea was rough,” he recalled. “We were more afraid of drowning than the Germans.”