Sports Heroes Who Served: Rodeo and Film Star Slim Pickens Also Served in the Army During World War II

Sports Heroes Who Served: Rodeo and Film Star Slim Pickens Also Served in the Army During World War II
Sports Heroes Who Served is a series that highlights the accomplishments of athletes who served in the U.S. military.

Louis Burton Lindley Jr., born June 29, 1919, in Kingsburg, California, is better known by his stage name Slim Pickens.

He grew up on a dairy farm where there were a lot of daily chores. Pickens grew restless with farm life, and as a teenager, he enjoyed going to the rodeo to ride broncos and rope steers.
 

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