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Badass Week: Leo Major and His Balls of Solid Steel

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Today I Found Out (5 months ago)
Now that you know the story of Leo Major and his balls of solid steel check out this video and find out about Forgotten History- The Battleship Built in Union Square: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWa1kXzCk9g
josh fritz (1 month ago)
We're not surrounded, we're just in a target rich environment
Ke boomrang (2 months ago)
If this Quebecois was an anglo-saxon, he would received 2-3 victoria-cross... fuck the Queen!
Ke boomrang (2 months ago)
Quebecois Rambo
Dylan Dumais (2 months ago)
The fact that I'm Canadian and never learned about this guy in school is unacceptable!
Bill Ashby (2 days ago)
I wonder if he would have accepted a medal from Canada's current PM?
Could you imagine this man with a death metal playlist and headphones 🤘🏼I feel like the rage in the music would just make him and fucking animal *carnifex* blaring major bites a guys cheek off screaming the blood keeps me warm!
IlDuce (6 days ago)
Un vrai Québécois!
Loïc Gauthier (7 days ago)
Fun fact : without camadian and australian allie would probably loose ww1
Joker Man (12 days ago)
So are we not gonns talk about how much quebecer slangs has he used? 😂
uuamenator (12 days ago)
He kinda looks like B.J.Blazkowicz
RainbowGotGud (26 days ago)
Guts went on a rampage
steffan wamsley (29 days ago)
That's what happens when you don't apologise to an angry Canadian
Jón Páll Sigmarsson (1 month ago)
Yea I call bs
kramer macbarette (1 month ago)
he didnt only join the army he joined the royal 22dn regiment the best of best
The Anti-Nerdist (1 month ago)
HOLY SHIT! That is all.
Dan Turner (1 month ago)
God bless our Northern neighbors, I meet more than a few at the spring grand trap event in Tucson. Great people who love fresh grapefruit. I had never heard of this magnificent solder before.
Luke White (1 month ago)
Hold up my great grandpa served in the royal Canadian navy during D-Day ... maybe they knew each other lol
Simon Rancourt (1 month ago)
He originaly enlisted with the Royal 22nd Régiment, but when he learded the Régiment de la Chaudière was to be deployed first, he requested a transfer and got it .
Max Scott (1 month ago)
Sounds like a lucky guy with a machinegun when no one else had one
SonOftheEmperor (1 month ago)
My favorite story. I learned about him a wile ago and it never get old
Andrew Sunderman (1 month ago)
was canada officially in korea with the us or did he sign up with the US military? I'm confused as to why he was in korea
Andrew Sunderman (1 month ago)
+Sylvain Boucher thanks! I learned something today that public school didn't teach me lol
Sylvain Boucher (1 month ago)
Canada was officially in korea. UN forces.
HUASHU (1 month ago)
4:45 Does anyone else think that guy kinda looks like Simon without a beard?
Inebriated Gaming (1 month ago)
Dude your facking great. I love how you tell the story of his old soldiers
TheHigherVoltage (1 month ago)
Another ass kicking Canadian.
b8702131 (1 month ago)
How many here clicked the video thinking he really had steel ball implants?
John Erwin (1 month ago)
He would make a great bounty hunter
Red Mayhem (1 month ago)
A Canadian that didn’t say sorry....
Mat Carpentier (1 month ago)
That's right, don't fuck with the Quebecois
thejimyyy (1 month ago)
Just standard canadian
Gerald Uzubell (2 months ago)
I watched this on tv it's real
michaeloakleaf (2 months ago)
Okay, I love this guy. Anyone who says that Montgommery was incompetent is a friend of mine, but being THIS cool, they don't make them like they used to.
Dave Crockett (2 months ago)
Lee Majors went on to star in The Six Million Dollar Man and The Fall Guy, then he married Farrah Fawcett. Wow, what a life the guy led. Okay, now come on with the dumb-ass, over the head (WOOOOSH) comments. And don't let me down.
milowagon (2 months ago)
If you made a movie on his exploits, no one would believe it. Canadian Rambo.
Fastnail (2 months ago)
The Lefty cuck soyboy Justin Trudeau will wipe this mans memory off the face of the earth. Masculinity and hero's not allowed in today's feminist Libtard Cucanada.
Sylvain Boucher (2 months ago)
Never was knowned in canada, only in quebec we knew leo. Lost in translation i guesse. But we never forget our heroes. Je me souvien.
Wirral Dave (2 months ago)
He should of got 2 VC for his actions in in WW2 and another in Korea, man of balls of steel more like one man army , image him and mad jack Churchill omg they could of conquered the world together 💪🏻🇬🇧💥🇨🇦👊🏻
david J (2 months ago)
All way great videos
Ugh, i hate this guy and wild gesticulating, shallow coverage and pretentious little cock-head.
Doug Antonucci (2 months ago)
A Canadian badass!
Geoffrey Raleigh (2 months ago)
One on Paddy Mayne?
TheCdog4114 (2 months ago)
When Canadians snap, were all going to be in trouble.
Dustin Shadle (2 months ago)
major deserved higher praise from both the British and American militaries due to doing the seemingly impossible. the Victoria Cross was definitely earned!
David Perrier (2 months ago)
We should probably keep in mind that by that point in the war the German Army was a bunch of 15 year olds with no training, supplies or leadership. The SS were still formidable though.
Noodle Hammer (2 months ago)
I remember Jingles talking about Leo. My favourite war story, makes me feel good to be Canadian.
Kurt Bruch (2 months ago)
Major major major major?
Charliebrm1 (2 months ago)
Glad to see you got to Leo Major in your series. It's a good thing he could reach inside himself and effect some anger management while under stress. One can read between the lines that many of those German regulars saw the writing on the wall by 1944 and weren't going to resist a chance to be out of the war, even if they could only find one Canadian to usher them in the right direction.
Ronan Rogers (2 months ago)
Why do you just read out what is already in Wikipedia? Is this channel for the visually impaired and illiterate? What’s the point?
Huge Heftner (2 months ago)
" distoguished conduct medal " good one Canadians . smh
Crusader Catt (2 months ago)
Fuck yeah badass material totally agree and on top of your game today
LuckyStriker (2 months ago)
I thought this video was going to be about Lee Majors and his legs (and arm [and eye: "ptutuutuutuuu"] of steel. But I was not disappointed.
Amin Rodriguez (2 months ago)
Altho, in other of your YouTube pages I do not share all your points of view, this series is highly enjoyable, thanks.
Joe Blow (2 months ago)
Oy vey, Steven Spielberg himself could not have written a better story!
Ron H. (2 months ago)
a Real Hero !
Solon Acousilaos (2 months ago)
He is family on my mom side....the name major comes from a long line of major(army) in the family the name was Beautron in the 1800s the name change :)
Danny Archer (2 months ago)
Yes, Canadians will balls are quite rare these days.
Sylvain Boucher (2 months ago)
Not in quebec they are.
ImakeSnowflakesMelt (2 months ago)
How does he sit down with balls that big
Aventuro (2 months ago)
He didn't. Also, dead men don't sit.^^
EverlastGX (2 months ago)
Only a French Canadian would be that brave.
Aqib Aslam (2 months ago)
Arie Callens (2 months ago)
Leo major.... The man who’s balls are made of fucking vibranium... MAD LAD... he makes me proud to call myself Canadian
Badger State (2 months ago)
Jumbo coconut balls,
Dominique Clark (2 months ago)
That was awesome stuff!!! Canadian eh! 😲😓😉😘 He had on heck of a life.
Saddam Hussein (2 months ago)
87 is young, he was just 2 years older than Stan lee
21st Century Stops (2 months ago)
It's people like him who deserve to spread their seed. We need to ban sissies from having children. My testicles were chopped off so don't tell me what I already know.
working shlub (2 months ago)
canadian bad ass..he pulled off a bunch sergeant york style victories.
DrRocketman 779 (2 months ago)
I agree...gigantic balls of solid steel.
Bo Kvarv (2 months ago)
Leo Major actually died in France in 44, however death took that long to build up courage to tell him
Côté Fabrice (1 month ago)
hmmm noo
Soetpotatis (2 months ago)
Guess his plot armor was mighty strong... Yeah I am not religious but after this I am beginning to believe in a God who clearly put this guy as his main character in the world...either that or he was Chuck Norris's dad the world doesn't know of and Chuck Norris is actually adopted.
pierrealexguev (2 months ago)
As a good French Canadian, the rumor wants he went home and ordered a poutine.
Jaycee Williams (2 months ago)
Why i thought he paused to put emphasis on how sad it was he was going for his dad's approval but my internet was just stupid
sublimeguy 1981 (2 months ago)
God wish they made more men like him absolutely amazing god bless my brothers and sisters in arms
Anwar Abdullah (2 months ago)
I think his father was proud, don't you?
Jay Means (2 months ago)
holy fuck!
Jay Means (2 months ago)
hes right you really only need 1 good eye an it can even be the left one as long as the brass wont eject into your face
Enoch Nazrathian (2 months ago)
Blazed Gaming (2 months ago)
This guy makes Rambo look like a tele-tubby.
richard bidinger (2 months ago)
They weren't just balls of steel, they were gold plated as well.
Timothy Issler (2 months ago)
As a Canadian, I have so much to brag about from this video, but the kicker for me was the Korean War one: Thousands of Americans vs. thousands of Chinese, America loses. 20 Canadians vs. thousands of Chinese, Canadians win. The Spartans really said: "This is Leo Major!" Tim Hortons turns your balls to steel. Eh
Eve (2 months ago)
It is vitally important you check your Canadians for authenticity, fake Canadians are a much bigger problem than most people realize. There are many methods of determining if your Canadian of choice, the simplest method being to punch him in the face and if he respond by apologizing for bruising your knuckles, he is almost certainly a real Canadian. However this method does not come without its draw back because of he happens to be a French Canadian lumberjack, he may run off with 12 other lumberjacks and hold a hill in North Korea against 14000 angry Chinese infantry, and that would prove to be embarrassing.
Silverslicer (2 months ago)
I heard of this tale from The Mighty Jingles, but that "THIS IS SPARTA" part made me chuckle quite a bit. 😏
This Guy (2 months ago)
Very apt video title and well-placed 300 reference
heather haze (2 months ago)
When someone has the perfect combination of luck and skill and is bound up with massive quantities of madness and 'i dont give a fuckery'!!
Raoul Thomas (2 months ago)
He declined a significant medal from Monty! I would love to hear that conversation when Monty’s general staff tells Monty about it. I wonder if he was in the US 3rd Army if he would accept a medal from General Patton? Patton would have loved him either way...
Kaio (2 months ago)
Absolute beast
Daniel Zhan (2 months ago)
If he was Soviet, he would have been arrested for wasting rounds and grenades.
Zulfburht (2 months ago)
I honestly never heard of this man before, and I’m a Canadian. I’m kinda upset about it
Markus Villum Grevsen (2 months ago)
That sounds like it would hurt
Joshua Doll (2 months ago)
They forgot the first rule of war: Don't piss off Canadians
Neurofied Yamato (3 months ago)
A true one man army.
Ruben Reis (3 months ago)
Why the hell has noone made a movie about him!? All these remakes and we have astounding great real life stories right here!
Jeff Mecham (3 months ago)
Fucking lol
username (3 months ago)
What an absolute mad lad
Agentflash18462 (3 months ago)
What a mad lad
pepe6666 (3 months ago)
Man talk about an impressive set of balls. He must have been young to die in 2008.
ttrev007 (3 months ago)
You made one error. There was one casualty. His buddy.
naveen sharma (3 months ago)
Gary Daniel (3 months ago)
These stories like this are why I love this channel. Canadians liberated my mother's hometown of Groningen. They put a couple soldiers up in their home. Before that her school was the German Barracks at night. She can't relate stories without tears flowing to this day. I recorded an interview for a Warfare class Sac State. Rare glimpse into civilian life under Nazi occupation. I should publish it. Canadians really are loved in The Netherlands. So few left who did so much against that bastard and his minions. Much honour to Canada! When will you folks get rid of your liberal idiot government? You are going to lose the freedoms you spilt blood for in Europe and elsewhere for strangers. Don't go down without a fight! GD
Jeff Palmer (3 months ago)
Great story, thanks.
Arnav (3 months ago)
Sorry he had major big balls of titanium!!!! In a sack made of carbon fiber to hold those in position,🤣🤣🤣
Felipe Matheus (4 months ago)
Suvam kumar Sarangi (4 months ago)
His name is rank
Angry Irishman (4 months ago)
This is by far the manliest Canadian in history...
Chance1957 (4 months ago)
Sounds very exaggerated...
TheAKgunner (4 months ago)
+Chance1957 I was joking. Go look it up. It's a terrific read.
Chance1957 (4 months ago)
TheAKgunner Ok I won’t.
TheAKgunner (4 months ago)
+Chance1957 If you think this is exaggerated, then don't read the Badass of the Week article on him.
Chance1957 (4 months ago)
TheAKgunner Just like John Kerry’s 3 Purple Hearts, and the American snipers heroics? I have no doubt this guy was a legitimate hero, (unlike Kerry) but the telling of his story just sounds very exaggerated. By the way here is some advice, don’t let Hollywood teach you history.
TheAKgunner (4 months ago)
+Chance1957 No, but there were plenty of eye witnesses to each event spoken of in this video to prove they really happened.
Just Jess Stuff (4 months ago)
Your pronunciation of Zwolle is adorable
Laurence Moore (4 months ago)
The man chuck norris turns to for advice.

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