Famous Veterans

  • Arnold Palmer on golf course
    In Remembrance: 10 Famous Veterans Who Passed in 2016
    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
    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
    "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
    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
    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
    "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
    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
    "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
    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
    "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
    "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.
    "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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