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Celebrities Who Served in The Military

Wow. That is the only word that will go through your mind while reading some of the names on this shocking list.

We thought we knew everything about the lives of our beloved celebrities.  Paparazzi makes sure that not a day goes by where they don’t stalk every single move of these famous Americans.  However, a few little details might never be revealed.  Some for personal reasons, others for lack of interest.  Below is list of famous U.S. celebrities who served in the United States military.  Army, Navy, Air Force and even the tough Marine Corps. You will be shocked by some of the names, at least I was.

Bill Cosby, United States Navy – To think of the famous comedian as a salior is hard enough, let alone to think that he was actually a Navy Corpsman.  They are regarded as the toughest doctors in the world.  Navy Corpsmen train and live along side Marines.  Their main duty is to provide Marines with medical assistance in battle, due to the fact that the Marine Corps itself is a fighting force and lacks a medical department.  He worked first hand with many Korean War veterans and played an important role in their recovery.

Drew Carey, United States Marine Corps – Another very famous character.  He is the talk show host of the very famous television show “The Price is Right”.  Carey served in the Marine Corps Reserves from 1980-1986.  Not much is known about his MOS (Military Occupational Specialty).  However he left the Marine Corps with the rank of Corporal.

Clint Eastwood, United States Army – It makes perfect sense.  A man with the personality of Eastwood had to have served in the military.  Even though personally I would have pictured more as a Marine.  He was drafted in the Army during the Korean War but never served in the front lines.  After finishing basic training, Eastwood acquired a job as a swimming instructor.

Morgan Freeman, United States Air Force – The man with the most recognizable voice in Hollywood.  Freeman joined the Air Force in 1955 at the age of 18, fresh out of high school with the intention of becoming a fighter pilot.  However, he ended up working as a mechanic for the next five years until his contract was up.  Freeman returned to Los Angeles and enrolled in a community college to study acting.  Good desicion if you ask me.

Hugh Hefner, United States Army – The last person on earth anyone would expect to have served in the military.  For those of you who don’t know who Hefner is, he is the founder and owner of Playboy.  Even more shocking is that he served in an infantry unit during WWII.

Ice-T, United States Army – The famous rapper from California was not only enlisted in the Army, but he was also an Army Ranger.  Rangers are considered to be the best light infantry the world.  They are the only official commando unit of the United States military.

Mr. T, United States Army – We all know the man who made the mohawk famous.  Who would have ever thought that Mr. T was once upon a time an American soldier?

Chuck Norris, United States Air Force – Sort of dissapointing in a way.  The average fan would have expected Norris to have served in the Marine Corps or in a special forces unit of the Army.  His action movies have made him one of the most loved American actors of the 90’s.

Elvis Presley, United States Army – This list just gets more shocking with every name doesn’t it?  Elvis Presley, the world famous musician.  The artist, the singe, the legend, the…soldier?  Yeah not only he was a soldier but he served for two years in of the Army’s finest Armored Tank Divisions.

Shaggy, United States Marine Corps – It’s weird to think that someone like Shaggy could have served in the military, especially the Marine Corps.  For those of you who don’t know him Shaggy is a relatively famous musician mostly known for his songs “It wasn’t me” and “Angel”.

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  1. Kristie Claar

    On May 20, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Awesome read….absolutely loved it

  2. agrant10

    On May 20, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    Thanks for sharing.

  3. Danhodge

    On May 20, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    Wow, that was a real surprise…

    Explains a lot about hugh hefner!

  4. Black Cat

    On May 24, 2011 at 7:07 am

    I LOL’ed when I saw Morgan Freeman. I just love that guy’s acting; who would’ve thought that he was once a pilot?

  5. Bo Russo

    On May 24, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    Wow. Pretty cool piece.

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