“The Incredibly Stupid One” (Stories from The Vietnam War)

5. jan. 2021
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“The Incredibly Stupid One”
The Vietnam War. Douglas Brent Hegdahl found himself in the notorious 'Hanoi Hilton'.
Realising the seriousness of the situation, Doug made the decision to play dumb.
As it turned out, it was an excellent tactic.
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Created by Daniel Turner
Script: Dejan Milivojevic
Chris Kane

  • 🧠"The Incredibly Stupid One" was in fact very clever...

    Simple HistorySimple HistoryPred 2 meseci
    • 🧠

      The kids brosThe kids brosPred 3 dnevi
    • Im is mor ststupit

      Earned GreizlyEarned GreizlyPred 17 dnevi
    • lie

      Ha quang thoHa quang thoPred 17 dnevi
    • A silent killer this one could be

      Tanner Williams PatrickTanner Williams PatrickPred 20 dnevi
    • @free mind it because he was not the stupid one

      I what To dieI what To diePred 26 dnevi
  • @hi

    Y GhY GhPred 16 urami
  • Fun fact: He was in the same prison as US Senator, Presidential candidate , and war hero John McCain.

  • They still teach Doug's story at sere

    mad jackmad jackPred dnevom
  • Forest Gump

    Quentin B.Quentin B.Pred dnevom
  • Why does you look like Jose Rizal?

    Gabriel Uno EstilloreGabriel Uno EstillorePred dnevom
  • Plot twist, the VNmese let him go to encourage anti-war protest in USA

    Waffle SerzeantWaffle SerzeantPred 2 dnevi
  • I wonder what Doug thinks of the traitor Jane Fonda.

    Scott WojoScott WojoPred 3 dnevi
  • 4:51 Narrator:"He would approach the trucks and pour a small amount of dirt into their fuel tanks" Animator: tH3 M073 th3 m4rrIRRy3rr

    David PeeblesDavid PeeblesPred 4 dnevi
  • I mean... he WAS kind of dumb for not paying attention to rules about being on deck

    Libtards STILL cant Silence me 2Libtards STILL cant Silence me 2Pred 5 dnevi
  • Amazing story and an amazing man, it just goes to show you should never underestimate the stupid ones.

    flashstudiosguyflashstudiosguyPred 5 dnevi
  • Lieutenant Commander Stratton probably had a different view about the Navy after his release.

    R RR RPred 6 dnevi
  • "Write us an antiwar statement!" "Gladly!" "Wow... Uhh... Here are some paper and a pen." "Uhh... Uhh..." "What's the problem?" "I... I can't read or write..." "Is he...? Are you serious? _Sigh_ "

    JustSomeArtistJustSomeArtistPred 6 dnevi
  • More like the incredibly clever one

    Heather WilliamsHeather WilliamsPred 6 dnevi
  • Everybody gangsta til the sole survivor from fallout 4 gets put in a vietnam labor camp

    Smotheryaxe 1414Smotheryaxe 1414Pred 6 dnevi
  • I though it was Jose Rizal... But yes he is, in the alternate Universe

    Blessed EvilBlessed EvilPred 7 dnevi
  • The only military tactic I am able to do very well.

    Cole HarrisCole HarrisPred 7 dnevi
  • The animated Stratton is the spitting image of Willem Dafoe...

    NickNickPred 7 dnevi
  • So this is why it’s called Simple History. Because it’s history from an American perspective.

    Daiwei QinDaiwei QinPred 7 dnevi
  • It’s amazing how acting stupid he was doing some of the smartest things while in the camp

    William StierWilliam StierPred 8 dnevi
  • 0No surprise that the most evil ones were of oriental disposition . Must be a trait that runs in the blood of people from that part of the world

    robin mabbottrobin mabbottPred 8 dnevi
  • Người mỹ nói dối việt nam

    Tue Nguyen vanTue Nguyen vanPred 9 dnevi
  • Whats this narrators name? Hes one of my favorites

    BlaK HoRizOnBlaK HoRizOnPred 10 dnevi
  • if he was a fallout character his luck would be 3 and intelligence at 8

    Hugo SinclairHugo SinclairPred 11 dnevi
  • if he was a fallout character his luck would be 3 and intelligence at 8

    Hugo SinclairHugo SinclairPred 11 dnevi
  • Vietnamese:"SPEAK!!" Doug:"im stupid" Vietnamese:"understandble,enjoy your stay"

    ein pioneerein pioneerPred 11 dnevi
  • That story was 👍

  • cut the vocal cords of all North Koreans

    corpcorpPred 12 dnevi
  • This is so cool seeing an episode about Doug, he is my 3rd cousin. i know pretty distant but i've grown up knowing about his story and actually had the opportunity to interview him over the phone about his experiences for a school paper. Very smart man who went on to instruct survival techniques for the U.S Navy later in his career.

    NoMercy4daWickedNoMercy4daWickedPred 12 dnevi
  • So Joe Biden didn’t dodge the draft after all.

    Chinese ChickenChinese ChickenPred 12 dnevi
  • He’d make the emperor Claudius or Brutus from the age of Roman kings proud

    Drew WitkoskiDrew WitkoskiPred 12 dnevi
  • I got to listen to this old Lieutenant tell the story of how he was in captivity underground for 3 years. Im assuming it was true seeing as it was a military party. Still crazy. N to think at the time I was mad cuz we couldn't play outside when he told it lol

    Jacob RamageJacob RamagePred 13 dnevi
  • Vietnamese: Tell us the American secrets! Dug: No you tell me the American secrets!

    JustForFun HunJustForFun HunPred 13 dnevi
  • Anybody notice that guy look like jose rizal Its phillipine hero

    Joseph StalinJoseph StalinPred 13 dnevi
  • Took 2 days for his ship to realize

    avg joe gamingavg joe gamingPred 14 dnevi
  • Viva Vietnam Independence

    V. N.V. N.Pred 14 dnevi
  • This guy bitching at the paris peace conference about torture meanwhile amerikkka: here have some agent orange Vietnam

    Eli AlfaroEli AlfaroPred 14 dnevi
  • It's good to know I would survive if I got captured by the Vietnamese

    Johnadimitria JohndersenJohnadimitria JohndersenPred 14 dnevi
  • He got more help for learning. In a war FROM THE ENEMY. MORE THAN WHAT THE CHILDREN IN SCHOOLS GET TODAY!!!!

    Angelic Cat AlienCrew333Angelic Cat AlienCrew333Pred 14 dnevi
  • I remember my grandpa telling me about this story, I think he was on that boat.

    Atomic BezerkAtomic BezerkPred 14 dnevi
  • no stupid will ever be safe after enemies sees this video

    eric lebruneric lebrunPred 14 dnevi
  • testifiying about the brutal tortures of the vietkong wooow and what about the atrocities commited by the americans

    eric lebruneric lebrunPred 14 dnevi
  • Brilliant. "Poor dumb farmer's child" He know that story would make any Vietnamese soldier's heart sank!

    nhan Nguyennhan NguyenPred 14 dnevi
  • "If it's Stupid and it works, It's not Stupid"

    AbregodavidAbregodavidPred 15 dnevi
  • The only thing this video is missing is about five more ads. Plenty of room for more guys come on!

    thanyille1thanyille1Pred 15 dnevi
  • Reminds me of the fictional Herbert Einstein in 'The Hundred-year-old man who climbed out a window and disappeared'.

    Hans KumarHans KumarPred 15 dnevi
  • They probably thought he was one of "Mcnara's Morans." I'm sure they have had experience with low IQ POWs before so they probably werent suprised

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  • I hate Vietnam

    The Deer HunterThe Deer HunterPred 16 dnevi
  • This is gay.

    Josh LinkJosh LinkPred 16 dnevi
  • So the stupid one or ones are the vietnamese guards

    Random DudeRandom DudePred 16 dnevi
  • When everything fails just play dumb :)

    Marko LovrencMarko LovrencPred 16 dnevi
  • Video is a little short to warrant a double intro ad and 4 more throughout, don't you think?

    Gravy NolastnameGravy NolastnamePred 16 dnevi
  • Funny....when they talk about us soldier never hard people coming from California

    Sangdin HatzawSangdin HatzawPred 17 dnevi
  • I thought something was going to happen right at the end with those two guards...

    DisobedientSpaceWhaleDisobedientSpaceWhalePred 17 dnevi
  • I didnt know being me for once could not only save me but hundreds of people

    VInce GalangVInce GalangPred 17 dnevi
  • Both officer 70 years later: Tôi đã nói với bạn rằng anh ấy không câm! ( I told u he is not dumb!)

    Malaysia Is Pro ChannelMalaysia Is Pro ChannelPred 17 dnevi
  • I would’ve love to see the faces of the guards when this sailor appeared on TV

    el Inodoro que hablael Inodoro que hablaPred 17 dnevi
  • “I was only pretending to be retarded” -Joseph Joestar

    OH YESOH YESPred 18 dnevi
  • Meanwhile Peter Griffin is in Vietnam in a clown costume because the enemy is looking for army guys.

    Gary BrownGary BrownPred 18 dnevi
  • Savages... we should have nuke them back to the Stone Age!!!

    Paladin DonniePaladin DonniePred 18 dnevi
  • If they had made a movie about his life in the 70s Tom Lester (Ebb of Green Acres) could have played him to a tee!

    Stephen TroupStephen TroupPred 18 dnevi
  • My brother told me starry of a US army paratrooper and Medal of Honor recipient that fought with only a pistol and bag of grenades. Can you a video on him

    Cyberwolf 23Cyberwolf 23Pred 19 dnevi
  • how stupid do you have to be to believe a POW is so dumb he cant read or write? POWs would prob say all kinds of wild stuff to not disclose plans. What terrible military interrogated him? Just like the ones who didnt catch the POW blinking an SOS on live TV. Oh, but can you do a video on the POW in Vietnam who pretended to ride an invisible motorcycle and just made motorcycle noises all day and night to drive the guards mad?

    LunchLunchPred 19 dnevi
  • Beware the intelligence of the incredibly stupid one

    Freedom is Everything!!!!Freedom is Everything!!!!Pred 19 dnevi
  • Now I’m scared, is my class clown secretly a government scientist pretending to be stupid?

    Seasonal AutumnSeasonal AutumnPred 19 dnevi
  • Just saw a photograph, my God he did look really dumb. So I don't judge the N. Vietnamese guards too harshly for believing so. See for yourself. mainemilitarymuseum.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Hegdahl-Doug.jpg

    methylene5methylene5Pred 19 dnevi
  • This is where Tropic Thunder got most of its plot from haha

    Max MillerMax MillerPred 19 dnevi
  • Who talked about me? 👁️👃👁️

    some dudes altsome dudes altPred 19 dnevi
  • Well shame on him that the torture was only the thing that we know the pilot were some rich noble people of U.S that day. A rescue took out a time to happen but all the prisoner are move to Maison Centrale after that (due to some Big F*cking Rain that day thanks to U.S as well). The pilot was treat better just for some infomation about the B52.

    Jinoki MinhJinoki MinhPred 19 dnevi
  • 👀👀👀👀 👁👄👁 👁👅👁 🍿🍿👁🍰👁

    Francesca ManentiFrancesca ManentiPred 20 dnevi
  • This is before Guantanamo.

    Moges720Moges720Pred 20 dnevi
  • Forrest Gump in the flesh

    KuriosityKuriosityPred 20 dnevi
  • How dumb are they to think that the enemy send an actual Idiot as a military personnel?

    CALIMA ProductionCALIMA ProductionPred 21 dnevom
  • He was lucky to be in a Vietnam prison, if the Vietnamese agreed to transfer him to Soviet the Russian will sure make use of him as a test subject for their insane science test 🤣🤣🤣 just like what Americans did

    Vũ Minh HoàngVũ Minh HoàngPred 21 dnevom
  • Or probably he was really that stupid and the american propaganda made up this whole story. "Sponsored by McD"

    largerificationlargerificationPred 21 dnevom
  • 🇻🇳🤜👉🏻🇺🇸🇳🇱🇨🇳🇰🇭

    Huy Huỳnh Quốc HuyHuy Huỳnh Quốc HuyPred 21 dnevom
  • Mohammad was the leader of the 3 stooges..

    Ron BakerRon BakerPred 21 dnevom
  • I think he was one of McNamara's morons and wasn't faking it at all.

    losfromlalosfromlaPred 21 dnevom
  • Me: So how did you survive Doug: I was a dumbass

    Octavian JigmondOctavian JigmondPred 21 dnevom
  • In fact : Letting him back to US because he is too dumb is actually nonsense to normal people and army,but NVA did that on intention ,release him so he could tell other about US soldier captured by NVA,as well as increase chance to negotiate and even war protesting in US,that is a win - win situation,since Doug isn't precious as a pilot after all

    Mega Met XMega Met XPred 21 dnevom
  • So the guy that got blown off of the boat by a giant gun everybody knew could blow you off of the boat happened to pass himself off as being very stupid eh? Brilliant.

    Superprofessional JamesguylookskindalikejesusSuperprofessional JamesguylookskindalikejesusPred 21 dnevom
  • So did his memory go something like this Old MacArthur had a farm E-I-E-I-O And on that farm he had an officer E-I-E-I-O With a Col John Smith here And Cpt Ethan Hawk there Here a Lt Peterson there a Lt Harris Everywhere an officer

    Alexander SmallAlexander SmallPred 22 dnevi
  • Is this a new Archer season?

    Jason FilipsJason FilipsPred 22 dnevi
  • Godo thing America ultimately failed, we don't need more white masters in Asia.

    Sino FilipinasSino FilipinasPred 22 dnevi
  • When the smartest thing to do is to be dumb

    Boop DoopBoop DoopPred 22 dnevi
  • The "outskirts of the shore"? Really?!?!

    Joseph E. Marsh, Jr.Joseph E. Marsh, Jr.Pred 22 dnevi

    Chandra RahmatChandra RahmatPred 22 dnevi
  • who else expected the story of "Real life Forrest Gump"?

    prateek kumarprateek kumarPred 22 dnevi
  • Has this been made into a movie yet and if not how tf has no one thought to make it into one?

    Jarl BalgruufJarl BalgruufPred 22 dnevi
  • this man: i sacrificed intelligence do achieve high charisma

    mr. Larencemr. LarencePred 22 dnevi
  • Simple Jack

    Bunny GummybearBunny GummybearPred 22 dnevi
  • Fun fact: the USS Canberra was originally supposed to be called the USS Pittsburgh but was scraped because of the loss of the Australian cruiser HMAS Canberra during the Battle of Savo Island.

    Lil FishLil FishPred 22 dnevi
  • NVA Guard to his teammates: “Man, I rally miss Doug. Such a good guy.” All mutter in agreement. Another guard: “ Yeah, but at least the trucks are finally running better. Not sure what was up with that mess.”

    Michael McMillanMichael McMillanPred 23 dnevi
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    Truther lightTruther lightPred 23 dnevi
  • He was stupid - he fought for the US empire

    RedsandRedsandPred 23 dnevi
  • The stupid one is the one who believe their fight for honor in Vietnam.

    phan truong Khangphan truong KhangPred 24 dnevi
    • I would agree but due to propaganda people would have been made to think differently

      methjuicemethjuicePred 15 dnevi
  • Ohhhh, Doug just put all of his skill points into luck and charisma, but left intelligence a 1.

    OldThompson 45OldThompson 45Pred 24 dnevi
  • The origin of Mr. Bean

    SoggyAppleVirusSoggyAppleVirusPred 24 dnevi
  • Fun fact the USS Canberra was named in houner of the HMAS Canberra which was an Australian light cruiser that sank during the battle of Savo Island during the 1st battle of Guadalcanal.

    yingjie zhaoyingjie zhaoPred 24 dnevi
  • Mga pilipino: jose rizal?

    Secret PersonSecret PersonPred 25 dnevi