20 Celebrities Who Served Their Country With Honor



Many of our parents and grandparents (and even our peers) have bravely fought for their countries in wartime, but do you ever consider your favorite celebrities as veteran heroes?

Celebs have both been drafted and have volunteered their time to serve in many different wars.




Ice-T

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Spent time working with the Army in Hawaii.


Jimi Hendrix

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Jimi Hendrix joined the Army in 1961, he was later discharged due to an ankle injury.


Chuck Norris

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Served in the U.S Air Force and was sent to South Korea for awhile.


Drew Carey

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Phoenix New Times

Was a member of the Marines for six years. During this time he did stand up for the troops.


Clint Eastwood

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Served for three years during the Korean War.


Johnny Cash

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Served as a member of the Air Force from 1950-1954.


Morgan Freeman

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Atlanta Black Star

Joined the Air Force in 1955 where he served four years before moving to LA to act.


Elvis Presley

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Daily Beast

He served in the Army starting in 1958 and was discharged in 1960.


Hugh Hefner

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He actually fought in World War II and enlisted in the Army after high school.


Sean Connery

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Served in the Royal Navy at the age of 16!


Arnold Schwarzenegger

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The Healthy Gamer

In Austria, the government specifies that all men must serve one year in the military — so Arnold Schwarzenegger spent one year doing just that.


Bea Arthur

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She worked as a typist and truck driver with the marines in World War II, and was honorably discharged in 1945 with the title of staff sergeant.


Pat Sajak

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Sajak joined the Army in 1968, starting out as a finance clerk in Vietnam. He then moved to disc jockey for 18 months on armed forces radio.


Mr. T

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Mr. T was a military policeman in the Army.


Johnny Carson

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He was a shipman on the USS Pennsylvania in the Pacific Ocean.


James Earl Jones

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The voice of Darth Vader promoted to first lieutenant after the Korean War, primarily training soldiers in Colorado.


Paul Newman

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Newman wanted to be a pilot, but couldn’t because of his colorblindness. Instead, he became a radioman and gunner for the Navy.


Charlton Heston

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Heston served primarily as a radio operator and aerial gunner on a B-25 Mitchell.


Willie Nelson

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Nelson volunteered, hoping to become a jet pilot. He was discharged after 9 months because of his bad back.


Rob Riggle

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Riggle was a lieutenant colonel in the Marine Corps, and public affairs officer with the NYC unit. He was still serving when he was cast on Saturday Night Live in 2004.