We would like to salute the many famous faces who have served our country diligently and selflessly in honor of Veterans Day. We are shining the spotlight on just a few of these brave stars who served our country before they became famous.
A toast to the many stars who chose to honor, protect and serve our country. From America’s most famous musicians like Elvis Presley and Tony Bennett to famous actors like Morgan Freeman.
And let’s not forget the amazing women who have also willingly served our country.. Did you know that “The Golden Girls” actress Bea Arthur spent 30 months in the Marine Corps? And of course, there are plenty of other powerful stories to honor our nation’s veterans.
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1. Bea Arthur
During World War II, she served in the U.S. Marine Corps. Wait’ll you see how cute she was!!
That’s right! The original Queen Bea was a truck-driving marine.
Rest in peace, lady-hero!!
2. George Carlin
In 1954, George Carlin joined the Air Force. He was trained as a radar technician and was stationed in Barksdale Air Force Base in Bossier City, Louisiana.
3. Humphrey Bogart
Before he became a movie icon, Humphrey Bogart served in the US Navy.
HELLOOOOO Handsome Humphrey!
4. Josh Gracin
The former “American Idol” contestant was a member of the United States Marine Corps.
5. Drew Carey
Drew Carey enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve in 1980 and served for six years.
6. Bill Cosby
Comedian Bill Cosby enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1956. He trained as a hospital corpsman. He was also assigned to work with Korean War casualties.
7. Tony Bennett
He was enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1944 during WWII, where he served in France and Germany. According to Military.com, it was while he was in the army that Bennett got his first opportunity to sing — with a military band.
8. Montel Williams
Montel Williams enlisted in the U.S. Marines upon graduating high school in 1974. He retired as a lieutenant commander in the US Navy Reserve after 22 years of service.
Need proof? Here it is!!
Ever-dapper Montel was a clean faced Navy chap in the seventies!!
9. Elvis Presley
He received his draft notice in 1957 and was inducted into the Army the following March. He eventually served in Germany for about a year and a half. He left the army in 1960 and returned to his music career.
10. Morgan Freeman
After graduating high school in 1955, Morgan Freeman joined the Air Force, where he served as a radar technician. He left the Air Force in 1959.