Celebrities Who Served In The Military

Carey enlisted into the United States Marine Corps Reserve and served for six years.
Drew Carey
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Carey enlisted into the United States Marine Corps Reserve and served for six years.
Served in the Navy as a Hospital Corpsman and worked with wounded veterans of the Korean War.
Bill Cosby
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Served in the Navy as a Hospital Corpsman and worked with wounded veterans of the Korean War.
According to Wikipedia: "Hendrix got into trouble with the law twice for riding in stolen cars. He was given a choice between spending two years in prison or joining the Army. Hendrix chose the latter and enlisted on May 31, 1961. After completing basic training, he was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division and stationed in Fort Campbell, Kentucky. His commanding officers and fellow soldiers considered him to be a subpar soldier: he slept while on duty, had little regard for regulations, required constant supervision, and showed no skill as a marksman. For these reasons, his commanding officers submitted a request that Hendrix be discharged from the military after he had served only one year. Hendrix did not object when the opportunity to leave arose.[47] He would later tell reporters that he received a medical discharge after breaking his ankle during his 26th parachute jump. The rock music journalist Charles Cross contended in his biography of Hendrix, Room Full of Mirrors (2005) that Hendrix feigned being homosexual---claiming to have fallen in love with a fellow soldier---in order to be discharged, but did not produce credible evidence to support this contention."
Jimi Hendrix
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According to Wikipedia: "Hendrix got into trouble with the law twice for riding in stolen cars. He was given a choice between spending two years in prison or joining the Army. Hendrix chose the latter and enlisted on May 31, 1961. After completing basic training, he was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division and stationed in Fort Campbell, Kentucky. His commanding officers and fellow soldiers considered him to be a subpar soldier: he slept while on duty, had little regard for regulations, required constant supervision, and showed no skill as a marksman. For these reasons, his commanding officers submitted a request that Hendrix be discharged from the military after he had served only one year. Hendrix did not object when the opportunity to leave arose.[47] He would later tell reporters that he received a medical discharge after breaking his ankle during his 26th parachute jump. The rock music journalist Charles Cross contended in his biography of Hendrix, Room Full of Mirrors (2005) that Hendrix feigned being homosexual---claiming to have fallen in love with a fellow soldier---in order to be discharged, but did not produce credible evidence to support this contention."
According to Wikipedia Treaud enlisted in the United States Army and served in the Military Police Corps. In November 1975 Tureaud was awarded a letter of recommendation by his drill sergeant and in a cycle of six thousand troops Tureaud was elected "Top Trainee of the Cycle" and was also promoted to Squad Leader.
Laurence Tureaud a.k.a Mr. T
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According to Wikipedia Treaud enlisted in the United States Army and served in the Military Police Corps. In November 1975 Tureaud was awarded a letter of recommendation by his drill sergeant and in a cycle of six thousand troops Tureaud was elected "Top Trainee of the Cycle" and was also promoted to Squad Leader.
Joined the U.S. Army Reserve, and served a six-month tour of duty as a gunnery officer.
Alan Alda
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Joined the U.S. Army Reserve, and served a six-month tour of duty as a gunnery officer.
According to Wikipedia, Bea Arthur served 30 months in the Marine Corps in WWII, where she was one of the first members of the Women's Reserve and spent time as a typist and a truck driver despite publicly denying any military service
Bea Arthur
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According to Wikipedia, Bea Arthur served 30 months in the Marine Corps in WWII, where she was one of the first members of the Women's Reserve and spent time as a typist and a truck driver despite publicly denying any military service
Cash enlisted in the United States Air Force and worked as a code intercept operator for Soviet Army transmissions at Landsberg, Germany.
Johnny Cash
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Cash enlisted in the United States Air Force and worked as a code intercept operator for Soviet Army transmissions at Landsberg, Germany.
Enlisted as a Army Reserve. Served at Fort Bragg, Fort Knox and Fort Lee.
John Fogerty
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Enlisted as a Army Reserve. Served at Fort Bragg, Fort Knox and Fort Lee.
Served in the United States Army for four years.
Ice-T
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Served in the United States Army for four years.
Thomas volunteered for the U.S. Army and worked as a mess sergeant eventually rising to the rank of Staff Sergeant.
Dave Thomas
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Thomas volunteered for the U.S. Army and worked as a mess sergeant eventually rising to the rank of Staff Sergeant.
Kurt Vonnegut's was a private with the 423rd Infantry Regiment, 106th Infantry Division and he was captured during the Battle of the Bulge. He survived the fire bombing of Dresden.
Kurt Vonnegut
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Kurt Vonnegut's was a private with the 423rd Infantry Regiment, 106th Infantry Division and he was captured during the Battle of the Bulge. He survived the fire bombing of Dresden.
Norris joined the United States Air Force as an Air Policeman in 1958.
Chuck Norris
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Norris joined the United States Air Force as an Air Policeman in 1958.
McMahon served as a US Marine Corps fighter pilot.
Ed McMahon
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McMahon served as a US Marine Corps fighter pilot.
Williams enlisted in the U.S. Marines and later in the Navy.
Montel Williams
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Williams enlisted in the U.S. Marines and later in the Navy.
"The Riddler" was drafted into the United States Army in 1953.
Frank Gorshin
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"The Riddler" was drafted into the United States Army in 1953.
MC Hammer served in the Navy for three years.
MC Hammer
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MC Hammer served in the Navy for three years.
Jones joined the Reserve Officer Training Corps and earned the rank of First Lieutenant.
James Earl Jones
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Jones joined the Reserve Officer Training Corps and earned the rank of First Lieutenant.
Enlisted in the United States Navy in 1941. He was medically discharged for war injuries in 1944.
Kirk Douglas
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Enlisted in the United States Navy in 1941. He was medically discharged for war injuries in 1944.
Drafted into the United States Army in August 1941.
Andy Rooney
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Drafted into the United States Army in August 1941.
Brooks served in the United States Army as a corporal during World War II and took part in the Battle of the Bulge.
Mel Brooks
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Brooks served in the United States Army as a corporal during World War II and took part in the Battle of the Bulge.
Charlton Heston enlisted and served in the United States Army Air Forces for two years.  After his service he was chosen as a narrator for highly classified Military instructional films.
Charlton Heston
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Charlton Heston enlisted and served in the United States Army Air Forces for two years. After his service he was chosen as a narrator for highly classified Military instructional films.
According to Wikipedia Carson joined the U.S. Navy on June 8, 1943. He was headed to the combat zone when the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki ended the war. Carson served as a communications officer in charge of decoding encrypted messages.
Johnny Carson
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According to Wikipedia Carson joined the U.S. Navy on June 8, 1943. He was headed to the combat zone when the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki ended the war. Carson served as a communications officer in charge of decoding encrypted messages.
Enlisted on August 12, 1942. Gable flew five combat missions.In May 1944, Gable was promoted to major. After D-Day  his discharge papers were signed by Ronald Reagan.
Clark Gable
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Enlisted on August 12, 1942. Gable flew five combat missions.In May 1944, Gable was promoted to major. After D-Day his discharge papers were signed by Ronald Reagan.
According to Wikipedia "Enlisted in the United States Army Air Forces and served as an aerial gunner in the 760th Flexible Gunnery Training Squadron, and in 1945 as a B-29 Superfortress crewman with the 39th Bombardment Group based on Guam. He was awarded a Purple Heart for wounds received during his service."
Charles Bronson
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According to Wikipedia "Enlisted in the United States Army Air Forces and served as an aerial gunner in the 760th Flexible Gunnery Training Squadron, and in 1945 as a B-29 Superfortress crewman with the 39th Bombardment Group based on Guam. He was awarded a Purple Heart for wounds received during his service."
Enlisted in the Navy in 1945. Played in the Navy jazz band.
John Coltrane
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Enlisted in the Navy in 1945. Played in the Navy jazz band.
Enlisted in the United States Navy after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Tony Curtis
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Enlisted in the United States Navy after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Served in the United States Navy and discharged in 1941.  Re-enlisted when the United States entered World War II reaching the rank of Gunner's Mate 1st Class.
Ernest Borgnine
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Served in the United States Navy and discharged in 1941. Re-enlisted when the United States entered World War II reaching the rank of Gunner's Mate 1st Class.
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