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All Your Pressing Questions About Mr. Rogers’ Personal Life Answered


Tom Hanks might be the only actor suitable to play an icon as beloved as Mister Rogers. In the newly released trailer for A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Tom personifies Fred Rogers' kindness and genuine warmth in a way that feels Oscar-worthy.

In real life, Mr. Rogers was an incredible guy. Naturally, the internet has many questions about the children's TV legend. Was Mr. Rogers a Marine? Who was his wife? We've got the answers to these questions and more below.

So was Mr. Rogers a Marine?

Contrary to internet lore, Mr. Rogers never actually served in the United States Armed Forces. Although the iconic TV personality did receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2002, he did not officially serve in the Marines, the Navy, or any other branch of the army.