RIP Dale Robertson

conchokidconchokid AdministratorPosts: 508 Senior Member
Rex Allen Jr. says Dale Robertson died today. One of the great screen and TV cowboy actors, he was both an actor and a cowboy. He was from Oklahoma and was almost 90. "Tales of Wells Fargo" was probably his most famous TV show.


  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 26,185 Senior Member
    News hasn't picked it up yet. He was a good western actor. Here's a little bit about his service in WWII.
    Robertson entered the U.S. Army during World War II. After stateside training he served as a tank commander in the 777th Tank Battalion in the North African campaign. He was standing in the hatch when his tank was hit by enemy fire. His tank crew were killed, but he was blown out of the hatch and survived with shrapnel wounds to his lower legs, the scars of which he still bears. Fully recovered, he went on to serve with the 322nd Combat Engineer Battalion during the European campaign. He was wounded a second time, this one in the right knee during a mortar attack. Again he made a complete recovery.
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  • LMLarsenLMLarsen Senior Member Posts: 8,337 Senior Member
    RIP, cowboy.
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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 15,205 Senior Member
    RIP Mr. Robertson
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  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 6,627 Senior Member
    I remember him. May he rest in peace.

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  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,722 Senior Member
    One of my favorites. RIP, soldier. :usa:
  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 7,083 Senior Member
    :angel2:Another great cowboy actor. RIP!!
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,987 Senior Member
    RIP Dale
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  • sherwoodsherwood Senior Member Posts: 1,215 Senior Member
    I remember him. RIP!
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  • bhl2506bhl2506 Senior Member Posts: 1,847 Senior Member
    :angel2: :usa:
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  • olesniperolesniper Senior Member Posts: 3,763 Senior Member
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
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  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 19,009 Senior Member
    :angel2: RIP Mr Robertson
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  • tjsvet50tjsvet50 Member Posts: 147 Member
  • beartrackerbeartracker Senior Member Posts: 3,116 Senior Member
    I sure did like the tv and movies he played in.
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