Desmond Llewelyn | actor [Bond movies; such as Goldfinger] The outbreak of World War II in September 1939 halted his acting career, and Llewelyn was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the British army. In 1940, he was captured by the German army in France, and was held as a POW for five years.

Desmond Llewelyn | actor [Bond movies; such as Goldfinger] The outbreak of World War II in September 1939 halted his acting career, and Llewelyn was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the British army. In 1940, he was captured by the German army in France, and was held as a POW for five years.

Lee Van Cleef-Navy-WW2-served on a submarine chaser in Caribbean Sea, then in the Black China Sea on mine sweeper. (Actor)

Lee Van Cleef-Navy-WW2-served on a submarine chaser in Caribbean Sea, then in the Black China Sea on mine sweeper. (Actor)

Harry Belafonte: At the young age of 19, after serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II, veteran Harry Belafonte attended The New School for Social Research in New York City, using his GI Bill benefits.

Harry Belafonte: At the young age of 19, after serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II, veteran Harry Belafonte attended The New School for Social Research in New York City, using his GI Bill benefits.

J.R.R. Tolkien, aged 24, in military uniform, while serving in the British Army during World War I, 1916.

J.R.R. Tolkien, aged 24, in military uniform, while serving in the British Army during World War I, 1916.

John Huston-Army Signal Corps-WW2-Captain and rose to rank of Major and received the Legion of Merit. (Film Director/Actor)

John Huston-Army Signal Corps-WW2-Captain and rose to rank of Major and received the Legion of Merit. (Film Director/Actor)

Dan Blocker (December 10, 1928 - May 13, 1972). Born in DeKalb, TX. Graduated from teacher's college with a master's degree in Drama. Drafted into US Army and served as Infantry sergeant during Korean War receiving a Purple Heart for combat wounds. Television actor best known for his role as Hoss Cartwright in the Bonanza series.

Dan Blocker (December 10, 1928 - May 13, 1972). Born in DeKalb, TX. Graduated from teacher's college with a master's degree in Drama. Drafted into US Army and served as Infantry sergeant during Korean War receiving a Purple Heart for combat wounds. Television actor best known for his role as Hoss Cartwright in the Bonanza series.

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