Famous Veterans

  • Arnold Palmer on golf course
    In Remembrance: 10 Famous Veterans Who Passed in 2016
    Military.com
    2016 saw the passing of many notable veterans. Here we celebrate a few of those who left us, and honor their achievements.
  • Bea Arthur
    Seven Famous Women Veterans
    Military.com
    From a computer genius to a popular sitcom star, talented women have made their mark in the U.S. military.
  • Morgan Freeman headshot.
    Famous Veteran: Morgan Freeman
    Military.com
    "I did three years, eight months, and ten days in all, but it took me a year and a half to get disabused of my romantic notions."
  • Chuck Norris
    Famous Veterans: Chuck Norris
    Military.com
    The martial arts superstar first started honing his skills while on duty in the Air Force during the Korean War.
  • Mr. T
    Famous Veterans: Mr. T
    Military.com
    Before he went on to fame as B.A. Baracus on "The A-Team," Mr. T was a member of the biggest team of them all -- the U.S. Army.
  • Bob Ross with a completed painting
    Famous Veteran: Bob Ross
    Military.com
    "I was the guy who makes you scrub the latrine, the guy who makes you make your bed, the guy who screams at you for being late ...
  • clint eastwood director
    Famous Veterans: Clint Eastwood
    Military.com
    The famous actor and director got an early start on developing his tough-guy persona when he worked as a bouncer at the NCO clu...
  • Gene Hackman in the "French Connection."
    Famous Veteran: Gene Hackman
    Military.com
    "I have trouble with direction, because I have trouble with authority. I was not a good Marine."

Military History

Spotlight: Pearl Harbor

Veteran Stories: World War II

  • Andrew S. Low
    Andrew S. Low
    Military.com
    Read letters written by decorated World War II pilot Andrew S. Low, during the time he was a German prisoner of war.
  • Vincent E. Baker
    Vincent Baker
    Military.com
    "The sailor offered me a bottle of bourbon. When I tried to hand the bottle back, he said, 'You finish it. I've had plenty.'"
  • Prisoners of war at Bad Orb, Germany
    Cameron Boyd
    Military.com
    "They were dropping bombs but luckily a three-foot wall saved our lives. The shrapnel came flying through but never hit anyone."
  • B-17 crew
    Virgil Marco, Sr.
    Military.com
    "At about 1,000 yards at 3 o’clock there immediately appeared in line astern, a gaggle of ME-109s stalking us."
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