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If there was a commander you can add to your naval video game boat, what greater person would it be compared to actual Leroy Jenkins?
World of Warships stated it will add US Navy veteran Leroy Jenkins as a playable character in its free to play match.
While gamers may only know the legendary meme and battle cry of”Leeeeeroy Jenkins!” from World of Warcraft, the Leroy Jenkins being added to World of Warships is a sailor who served on Navy destroyer USS Kidd during the Korean War 78 years back. Jenkins came to the eye of World of Warships officials during a visit to the actual USS Kidd museum at Baton Rouge, where Jenkins was a volunteer for 14 years.
Is Leroy Jenkins THE Leeroy Jenkins?
If you are wondering whether the real Leroy Jenkins had anything related to the World of Warcraft viral meme scream of”Leeeeroy Jenkins!” It is unknown. The original meme has been spawned 16 years back throughout a World of Warcraft raid where a participant screams the phrase name whilst moving rogue. In 2017, the founders of the original video admitted the video was faked.
World of Warships decided to give the actual Leroy Jenkins exposure in hopes it will get more people interested in naval veterans and history.
“Naturally, a lot of our players are fans of Navy history, but for those players more in tune with internet culture and who associate the name with the meme, hopefully this will inspire them to learn more about Naval history and the real veterans who served like Mr. Jenkins,” Artur Plociennik, World of Warships’ Regional Publishing Director.
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One of founding fathers of hardcore technician reporting, Gordon has been covering PCs and elements considering 1998.