Rob Riggle: Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve This former 'Daily Show' correspondent, also seen in 'The Hangover' and 'The Other Guys,' has served in Liberia, Kosovo, and Afghanistan, earning over 19 medals and ribbons for heroism in combat. He is also a Public Affairs Officer with the United States Marine Corps Reserve.
A TOP PIN! - Staff Sergeant Bea Arthur, United States Marine Corps, 1943 – 1945 While the Marine Corps might seem an unlikely place for a future Golden Girl, Bea Arthur apparently served in the Corps for 30 months as a truck driver and typist. She was one of the initial recruits to the Women’s Reserve and rose TO the rank of Staff Sergeant during her World War II service.
Actor/comedian/game show host Drew Carey served 6 years in the United States Marine Corps Reserve. When Time Magazine asked him what events in life made him who he is, Carey replied "the Marine Corps. It instilled a great sense of discipline that I can call on when I need to." Obviously he enjoyed being a jarhead because he has kept his Marine crew cut through most of his stage and TV career.
Glenn Ford - interrupted his film career to volunteer for duty in WW II with the US Marine Corps Reserve on December 13, 1942. He was assigned in March 1943 to active duty at the Marine Corps Base in San Diego. His WW II decorations are: American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal, Rifle Marksman Badge, and the US Marine Corps Reserve Medal. He retired from the Naval Reserve in the 1970s at the rank of captain.