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20 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were in the Military

The Armed Forces are full of men and women who serve each and every day and night so that we can be safe and continue living in the land of the free and the home of the brave. Here are 20 Celebrities

The Armed Forces are full of men and women who serve each and every day and night so that we can be safe and continue living in the land of the free and the home of the brave. Here are 20 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were in the Military. From comedians and actors to artsy and sing-song celebs, you may be surprised at who is on this list. Some of these famous people were drafted, while others decided to enlist. They have served in the Navy, the Air Force, the Marine Corps, and more. World War II, Korea, and other battles and wars were witnessed by these celebs.

It is always a bit strange to think of famous people having a different life from their one of stardom. Elvis being a soldier? Well, he could have been an entertainer for the troops but he declined. Even the funnyman Drew Carey served in the United States Armed Forces! No wonder he feels so great about saluting the military in those special episodes of The Price is Right. Anyway, we hope that you enjoy reading about these celebrities and the ways in which they have contributed to the wonderful country of the United States of America. Oh, and one Canadian, just because Canada is cool.

20 Drew Carey

19 Clint Eastwood

So maybe that’s why The Gorillaz released a song about Clint Eastwood having “sunshine in a bag”…well, whatever the case, it turns out that Clint Eastwood did serve some time in the United States Army. He was drafted back in the 1950s during the war in Korea, although he was not assigned to a station in Asia. Eastwood made his way to California and was assigned to Fort Ord, where he was an Army lifeguard. We didn’t even know that job existed. After all, if you’re in the United States military, then you like hell better know how to swim!

18 Bea Arthur

17 Dr. Ruth

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16 James Doohan

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15 Ice T

14 Don Knotts

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13 Bob Ross

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12 Buster Keaton

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11 Morgan Freeman

10 Ted Williams

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9 Don Rickles

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8 MC Hammer

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7 Jimmy Stewart

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6 Mel Brooks

5 Charles Bronson

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4 Jimi Hendrix

3 Hugh Hefner

2 Tony Bennett

1 Elvis Presley

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While he is most known for swiveling his hips and curling his lips, Elvis Presley also served in the United States Army. He was drafted in 1958 and served until 1960. He was actually offered a spot in the Special Services to entertain the troops, and why not? Elvis was an extremely entertaining and attractive fella, but he turned it down and served as a soldier instead. Way to go Elvis for not letting your fame and fortune grant you special treatment! While serving in West Germany, Presley met Priscilla Beaulieu, who would become his wife. This is also when he was introduced to drugs like stimulants and developed an addiction to them.

Sources: menshealth.com, cbsnews.com, military.com, hollywoodreporter.com, biography.com

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