Most people remember Ted Knight as the clueless anchor Ted Baxter on The Mary Tyler Moore Show or from Caddyshack. Ted Knight was born Tadeus Wlabysaw Konopka. During World War II, he served in the Combat Engineers, specializing in mine removal. His service was so exemplary that he was repeatedly decorated for bravery. Indeed, he received the Bronze Star five times. As a comedian, Ted Knight has his ups and downs, but his comrades in the Engineers were grateful for the fact that as a mine detector, he never bombed.