Was captain kangaroo a veteran?

Bob Keeshan, who played the captain, did enlist in the Marine Corps Reserve in 1945, but was still in the US when Japan surrendered (he didn't turn 18 until the end of June 1945, so wasn't eligible until the war was almost over).
Bob Keeshan, who played the captain, did enlist in the Marine Corps Reserve in 1945, but was still in the US when Japan surrendered (he didn't turn 18 until the end of June 1945, so wasn't eligible until the war was almost over).