Si Robertson remains an enigma in modern television. He’s a Vietnam veteran, businessman, and avid Jesus lover. He became a huge star on Duck Dynasty, but many fans still don’t know a lot about his personal life. Here are three shocking facts about Uncle Si.
Uncle Si Before The Dynasty
Uncle Si is a beloved character by Duck Dynasty fans. He’s silly, lighthearted, and kind. However, unlike most of the Robertsons, there’s still a lot we don’t know about him as a person.
Many of the Robertson family members put all their personal information on the show. We see Phil and Kay’s home. We meet all of Willie’s children. We even see Godwin’s daughter in a few episodes. However, Si’s wife and children remained out of the television show. This led many fans to wonder what Si was hiding.
Si Robertson isn’t just an Uncle to Alan, Willie, Jase, and Jep. He’s also a proud father of two. He also didn’t ever think that would be possible.
Si calls his kids “miracle babies,” because his wife was originally told by doctors that she would not be able to have children. Si told Fox, “She went to all the specialists and they all said, ‘You’ll never have kids.’ I said, “Don’t worry about it.” She said, ‘Yeah but I know you love ’em so I’m not going to marry you.’ I said, ‘Hey, don’t worry about that. The doctors don’t have the final word. I believe in a higher power,’ and I’ve got what you call two miracle babies, my daughter, and my son and they gave me four grandsons a piece.”
Secondly, Si served in more than just Vietnam. Though Duck Dynasty often refers to Si’s time as a materials specialist in “Nam,” he also served in Germany, and Ft. Polk, Louisiana. Si retired from the army in 1993 and has since been a crucial employee at Duck Commander. He served for over twenty-four years before retiring and becoming a television sensation.
He’s A Recovered Alcoholic
When you think of Uncle Si you don’t exactly think “belligerence.” However, Si is a recovered alcoholic, like his brother Phil. While Phil’s drinking happened on American land, Si did most of his in Vietnam. Si recalls almost injuring Vietnamese citizens due to too much alcohol. These days Si is known for carrying around a gallon of sweet tea with him. However, back then Si would carry a fifth of liquor with him.
These days Si Robertson spends his time sipping tea and goofing off at the Duck Commander office. Did you know these facts about your favorite Uncle?