They Also Served

Collection by Diane Short


Famous people who served their country.

Diane Short
Regis Francis Xavier Philbin (born August is an American media personality, actor and singer, known for hosting talk and game shows. He served in the United States Navy as a supply officer Military Veterans, Military Service, Military Men, Military History, Famous Men, Famous Celebrities, Famous People, Celebs, Hollywood Stars

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Eric Fleming US Navy (Served Short Bio: Best remembered as Gil Favor on TVs "Rawhide", Fleming escaped a terrible childhood by running away from home at the age of 15 to join the Merchant Marines. In 1942 he joined the Navy Seabees. Clint Eastwood, John Wayne, Peter Brown Actor, Dramas, Neville Brand, Texas Man, Tv Westerns, Western Movies, Cowboy And Cowgirl

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Football Hall of Famer PFC Art Donovan US Marine Corps (Served 1943-1945)  Short Bio: During World War II, he served on active duty from 1943 to 1945, and participated in significant combat operations in the Pacific. Donovan served as a antiaircraft gun crewman aboard the USS San Jacinto where he saw action in the following major raids and battles; Caroline Islands, Leyte Gulf, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, and Luzon. Marines Funny, Us Marines, Uss San Jacinto, Famous Veterans, Leyte, Iwo Jima, American Veterans, Veterans Affairs, Us Marine Corps

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Olympic Gold Medalist Col Micki Hogue US Air Force (Served 1966-1992) Short Bio: She was the dominant figure in women's diving in the United States from 1965 to 1972, winning 10 national championships, including both springboard and platform events. King was a career officer in the United States Air Force from 1966 to 1992, retiring in the rank of Colonel. Famous Veterans, Women's Diving, Navy Uniforms, Springboard, Military Service, Us Air Force, Celebs, Celebrities, Ribbons

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John McLiam was a Canadian film, television, and stage actor known for his remarkable facility with speaking in various accents. Hollywood Stars, Classic Hollywood, The Iceman Cometh, In Memorian, Film Man, Real Hero, Fair Lady, Video Film, Celebs

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Author Sgt William Manchester US Marine Corps (Served 1942-1945) Short Bio: Author of historical biographies "Death of a President", "American Caesar" and "The Last Lion", Manchester served in the Marine Corps, attaining the rank of Sergeant. He was shot in the kneecap on Okinawa's Sugar Loaf Hill but left the military hospital when he heard his regiment was moving on to Oruku peninsula. American Veterans, Us Marine Corps, Fallen Heroes, Us Marines, Lest We Forget, Vietnam War, Historian, Armed Forces

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Singer SF3c "Slim" Whitman US Navy (Served1943-1945) Short Bio: Known to most baby boomers as the punch line of a Saturday Night Live skit, a late night infomercial along with Ronco's pocket fisherman and spray on hair, or the only thing to kill the Martians in "Mars Attacks", in his day, Slim Whitman was "da bomb".  Slim joined the Navy and in 1943 Slim was assigned to the troop transport, U.S.S. Chilton, where he saw the war up close and personal in the South Pacific. Joining The Navy, Mars Attacks, Saturday Night Live, He Day, The Martian, South Pacific, Us Navy, Shadow Box, World War Ii

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Actor S1c Paul Fix US Navy (Served 1918-1919) Short Bio: Best known as Marshall Micah Torrance on the Rifleman Paul Fix wanted to fight for his country in World War I, so he joined the Navy on March 12, 1918, and served in Newport, Rhode Island ~ Charleston, South Carolina and on the troopship U.S.S. Mount Vernon, which was torpedoed off France but was run aground, thus preventing it from sinking. Joining The Navy, The Rifleman, Mount Vernon, Us Navy, World War I, Rhode Island, Shadow Box, Newport, South Carolina

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