Donnie Dunagan was the kid who voiced young
Bambi in the Walt Disney animated film. He was only 6
years old when Walt Disney hired him to be the voice of Bambi.
Dunagan grew up to become the youngest Marine
drill instructor and served three tours in Vietnam.
In Vietnam, he was wounded several times,
before finally retiring in 1977 with the rank of Major.
His true identity as Bambi remained hidden
while he was in the military. He thought people wouldn’t have
taken him seriously if they knew he voiced the famous fawn.
It wasn't until years later, when he was 70, that Dunagan
made it publicly known. He's now proud whenever someone
calls out "Major Bambi" on the street. "I love it to
death," he says.
Who knew Bambi was such a tough guy?