Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Veterans
It's Veterans Day! Thank you to all of the brave men and women who have served our country!
I wrote this post to remind you that just because someone isn't in his or her uniform, it doesn't necessarily mean that they have never worn one. Here are some famous faces who once served our country:
Pat Sajak - Before he was spinning that Wheel of Fortune, he was a DJ on Armed Forces Radio. He served in Vietnam.
Willie Nelson - He enlisted in the Air Force in 1950 and wanted to be a pilot, but was medically discharged nine months later because of a bad back. He found other ways to get high.
M.C. Hammer - Served in the U.S. Navy for three years. That's Hammer time!
Bea Authur - Such a bad-ass Golden Girl! She was a Marine during WW II! She served as a truck driver and typist in the Women's Reserve from 1943 to 1945.
Bob Ross - The bushy-haired, soft-spoken painter from PBS was once a drill sergeant during his 20 years in the Air Force.
George Carlin - He served in the Air Force, stationed in Louisiana, where he was a DJ on KJOE.
Ice-T - Before he was a rapper and wrapped around Coco, he served four years in the U.S. Army's 25th Infantry.
Chuck Norris - Actually, duh. Chuck Norris invented the military. J/K. He truly was first introduced to martial arts while he was stationed in Korea.
Paul Newman - You thought he was famous for his organic salad dressing, but he was a radio operator and gunner, and served in the South Pacific during World War II.
Sinbad - Before he was a comedian, he was in the Air Force in the late '70s and early '80s.