Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Celebrities Who Served In The Armed Forces

Some People Live An Entire Lifetime And Wonder If They Made A Difference In The World, The Marines Don't Have That Problem...Ronald Reagan

My respect for many celebrities is conspicuous by its absence. Nevertheless, there are a host of celebrities who deserve our thanks and respect for having served this great nation. Although the number of celebrities who served in recent times is scarce, the number who served from previous generations is exceptional. We honor them here:

Audie Murphy, Medal of Honor Recipient

Steve McQueen, USMC and coolest actor in the history of Hollywood

Clint Eastwood, US Army and second coolest actor in the history of Hollywood

James Earl Jones, US Army and the best voice in Hollywood

Elvis, US Army and the King of Rock and Roll

Morgan Freeman, USAF, and adds meaning to cool.

Drew Carey, USMC

Jimmy Stewart, Brig.General U.S. Army/USAF Reserve WWII Bomber Pilot and flew on a B-52 mission in Vietnam

Paul Newman, US Navy. Always about the eyes, the blue eyes.

Kirk Douglas, US Navy. Makes Russel Crowe look like a chump.

Chuck Norris, USAF and only guy to almost beat Bruce Lee

Richard Boone, U.S. Navy

Jackie Robinson,  US Army and #42. One of the greatest baseball players of all time.

Charles Bronson, US Army, WWII vet and a Hollywood bad ass.

Gene Hackman, USMC and one of the best character actors in the history of Hollywood

Telly Savalas U.S. Army. Served during WWII

Lee Marvin, USMC WWII Vet and Purple Heart recipient and another bad ass.

Pres. Ronald Reagan, US Army Air Corps WWII Vet

Clark Gable U.S. Army, WWII Veteran

Yogi Berra, US Navy and Normandy veteran. And known for such gems as, "You can observe a lot by watching," "If you come to a fork in the road, take it," "Nobody goes there anymore; it's too crowded" and the now famous: "It ain't over till it's over."

Joe Lewis, US Army and one of the best boxers in history.

Jimmy Hendrix, US Army

Pat Tillman, US Army Ranger and former NFL Arizona Cardinal. Killed while serving in Afghanistan

Other celebrities who served:  Bogart, James Arness, Tony Curtis, Henry Fonda, Clark Gable, Burt Lancaster, Jack Lemmon, Rod Serling, John F. Kennedy, George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush.

Yep, he served too.


  1. Oh wow, my heart melted at Steve McQueen...

  2. PS- Gene Hackman was awesome in Bat-21. I loved that movie!!