Voice of 'Bambi' Donnie Dunagan visits KTXS


ABILENE, Texas - Donnie Dunagan stopped by KTXS This Morning to talk working with Walt Disney, his military career, and his work with the Salvation Army.

Dunagan was the voice of the deer "Bambi" in the Disney animated classic. He had previously done other films when Walt Disney decided he had the right face on which to base the deer's facial expressions.

Dunagan lost his parents as War World II ended and was sent to live in an orphanage. He later ran away to a boarding school at the age of 14. At the age of 18, he enlisted in the Marine Corps. He became the Marine's youngest-ever drill instructor and was an SSgt before his 21st birthday, a record in the Marines.

Dunagan now works to help promote the Salvation Army.

The Salvation Army is having a volunteer appreciation lunch on Sept. 17 at the Civic Center. You must RSVP in advance by called 325-677-1408. Dunagan will be the guest speaker at the lunch.

For more information on the Abilene location of the Salvation Army, click here.