If there was a commander you may add to your naval online game ship, what higher particular person would it not be than the precise Leroy Jenkins?
World of Warships mentioned it should add US Navy veteran Leroy Jenkins as a playable character in its free to play sport.
Whereas players could solely know the legendary meme and battle cry of “Leeeeeroy Jenkins!” from World of Warcraft, the Leroy Jenkins being added to World of Warships is sailor who served on Navy destroyer USS Kidd in the course of the Korean Battle 78 years in the past. Jenkins got here to the eye of World of Warships officers throughout a go to to the precise USS Kidd museum in Baton Rouge, the place Jenkins was a volunteer for 14 years.
Is Leroy Jenkins THE Leeroy Jenkins?
In the event you’re questioning if the precise Leroy Jenkins had something to do with the World of Warcraft viral meme scream of “Leeeeroy Jenkins!” it’s unknown. The unique meme was spawned 16 years in the past throughout a World of Warcraft raid the place a participant screams the phrase title whereas going rogue. In 2017, the creators of the unique video admitted the video was faked.
World of Warships determined to offer the precise Leroy Jenkins publicity in hopes it’ll get extra folks excited about naval historical past and veterans.
“Naturally, a variety of our gamers are followers of Navy historical past, however for these gamers extra in tune with web tradition and who affiliate the title with the meme, hopefully it will encourage them to be taught extra about Naval historical past and the actual veterans who served like Mr. Jenkins,” Artur Plociennik, World of Warships’ Regional Publishing Director.
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