15 Celebrity Veterans Who Served Our Country

Elvis Presley -- The King completed basic training at Fort Hood in 1958 and spent 17 months in Friedberg, Germany
Elvis Presley -- The King completed basic training at Fort Hood in 1958 and spent 17 months in Friedberg, Germany
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Clint Eastwood -- In 1950, Eastwood served a 1950, Eastwood began a one-year stint as a lifeguard for the United States Army during the Korean War and was posted to Fort Ord in California
Clint Eastwood -- In 1950, Eastwood served a 1950, Eastwood began a one-year stint as a lifeguard for the United States Army during the Korean War and was posted to Fort Ord in California
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Jimmy Stewart -- Already a major Hollywood actor, Jimmy Stewart enlisted as a pilot during WWII and became a commander of  the 445th Bombardment Group
Jimmy Stewart -- Already a major Hollywood actor, Jimmy Stewart enlisted as a pilot during WWII and became a commander of the 445th Bombardment Group
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Alan Alda -- Known for playing a surgeon on M*A*S*H, Alan Alda had plenty of experience before the show as an officer in the army three years during the Korean War.
Alan Alda -- Known for playing a surgeon on M*A*S*H, Alan Alda had plenty of experience before the show as an officer in the army three years during the Korean War.
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Bill Cosby -- You know him as a TV doctor, but Bill Cosby actually was a medical professional in the Navy during the Korean War at the Betheda Naval Hospital and helped injured vets.
Bill Cosby -- You know him as a TV doctor, but Bill Cosby actually was a medical professional in the Navy during the Korean War at the Betheda Naval Hospital and helped injured vets.
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Charlton Heston -- The legendary actor served in the Army Air Corps during WWII
Charlton Heston -- The legendary actor served in the Army Air Corps during WWII
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Henry Fonda -- The actor served in the Navy in WWII and received a bronze star
Henry Fonda -- The actor served in the Navy in WWII and received a bronze star
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Ed McMahon -- Before being Johnny Carson's sidekick, Ed was a Marine colonel and aviator who served in WWII and Korea
Ed McMahon -- Before being Johnny Carson's sidekick, Ed was a Marine colonel and aviator who served in WWII and Korea
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Tony Bennett -- He served in the Army in 1944 during World War II and sang in the Military band
Tony Bennett -- He served in the Army in 1944 during World War II and sang in the Military band
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Montel Williams -- The daytime talk host enlisted in the U.S. Marines upon graduating high school in 1974
Montel Williams -- The daytime talk host enlisted in the U.S. Marines upon graduating high school in 1974
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Mr. T -- The tough-guy image isn't just an act, Mr. T aka Laurdence Tureaud served in the United States Army before all the gold chains
Mr. T -- The tough-guy image isn't just an act, Mr. T aka Laurdence Tureaud served in the United States Army before all the gold chains
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Jesse "The Body" Ventura -- Pro wrestler turned Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura served in the UDT, which merged with the Navy SEALs, from 1969-1975.
Jesse "The Body" Ventura -- Pro wrestler turned Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura served in the UDT, which merged with the Navy SEALs, from 1969-1975.
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Chuck Norris -- Just when you though Chuck Norris couldn't be any more hardcore, he was a MP in the Air Force before becoming a major TV star.
Chuck Norris -- Just when you though Chuck Norris couldn't be any more hardcore, he was a MP in the Air Force before becoming a major TV star.
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Hugh Hefner -- The Playboy CEO served as an infantry clerk in the Army from 1944 to 1946
Hugh Hefner -- The Playboy CEO served as an infantry clerk in the Army from 1944 to 1946
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MC Hammer -- Before he came out with "Hammer Time," MC Hammer served in the Navy for 3 years
MC Hammer -- Before he came out with "Hammer Time," MC Hammer served in the Navy for 3 years
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