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Stars & Famous People who served in the Military


Stars & Famous People who served in the Military

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Ruth Westheimer - After her family was taken by the Nazis and disappeared in 1941, she fled to British Palestine. The Israeli Army trained her as a sniper. She was injured and had to learn to walk again.

Peter Graves-Army Air Forces-WW2-1945-47

Louis L'Amour. US Army, World War II. Novelist.

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

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

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.

Bond Blog: de Nederlandse James Bond website: december 2009

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Vic Damone - Served in US Army 1951-53.

Vic Damone - IMDb

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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.

1946 Texas Military Institute Yearbook

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Frederick Hubbard "Fred" Gwynne (July 10, 1926 – July 2, 1993) after high school, the young Gwynne, who stood at a lumbering, rail-thin six-foot, five-inches, enlisted in the Navy and served on a sub chaser during World War II. Upon his discharge from the Navy, Gwynne attended the New York Phoenix School of Design, then entered Harvard University on the G.I. Bill.

Tracy Marrow (born February 16, 1958), better known by his stage name Ice-T, is an American rapper and actor. He served for four years in the US Army in the 25th Infantry Division.

Clarence Leroy "Lee" Van Cleef, Jr. (January 9, 1925 – December 16, 1989), served in the United States Navy aboard a submarine chaser in the Caribbean Sea, then in the Black and China seas on a mine sweeper during WWII.

Randolph Scott was in the Army during WW1

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.

Carmen Jones | A Certain Cinema

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Kirk Douglas was a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy and became a Communications Officer in antisubmarine warfare. received a medical discharge for war injuries in 1944

Actors Who Served: Hollywood Stars Who Are Military Veterans

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Paul Newman was a Radioman/Gunner in the U.S. Navy stationed to torpedo bombers in Hawaii in 1944 and was on the USS Bunker Hill during the Battle of Okinawa in 1945

Actors Who Served: Hollywood Stars Who Are Military Veterans

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Louis Allen "Lou" Rawls (December 1, 1933 – January 6, 2006) Born in Chicago, IL. Began singing at age 7 in church, and later with several groups. Enlisted US Army '55 serving with 82nd Airborne. Recording artist best known for singles "Lady Love" and "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine".

Donald "Don" Ho (August 13, 1930 – April 14, 2007). Univeristy of Hawaii graduate 1953. Joined the U.S. Air Force in 1954 and served as jet fighter pilot. Singer and entertainer best known for his recording of "Tiny Bubbles".

John Coltrane, U.S Navy.

Movie Stars that fought in World War II - Robert Taylor

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Movie Stars that fought in World War II - Red Buttons

Tom Poston joined the US Army Air Corps in 1941. He was accepted to Officer Candidate School and also graduated from flight training. He was a pilot in the European Theater in WWII. His aircraft dropped paratroopers for the Normandy invasion. He served in North Africa, Italy, France and England. He won several medals for his courage under fire and rose to the rank of Captain.

Sean Flynn, the son of actor Errol Flynn, went to Vietnam as a photojournalist for TIME. He was known to hang out with the son of writer John Steinbeck while there. He went with speical force units into the thick of things to get photos; he disapeared in Cambodia and has never been seen again.

Curt Jurgens ( 1915 - 1982) Jürgens was critical of the Nazis in his native Germany. In 1944 he was sent to a concentration camp in Hungary as a "political unreliable". Although he appeared in over 100 films, Jürgens considered himself primarily a stage actor.

Capt. John S. McCain III, U.S. Navy 1958-81 Vietnam War. A 1958 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, McCain served as an A-4 Skyhawk pilot, was shot down over N. Vietnam on his 23rd mission, and was held as a POW for 5 ½ years. He earned a Silver Star, Bronze Star, Legion of Merit, Purple Heart, and the Distinguished Flying Cross. U.S. Rep (R-AZ) 1982-87, U.S. Sen 1987-Present. Republican presidential nominee 2008.