MORE CELEBRITIES THAT SERVED FOR THEIR COUNTRY
Added on: 3rd Jan 2015
The 33rd Governor of California and 40th President of the United States,
Ronald Wilson Reagan, enlisted in the Army Reserve following his
completion of the fourteen home-study Army Extension Courses in 1937.
Before he became an actor and ventured into politics, he joined the
Army Air Force and was assigned to AAF Public Relations and the
18th Army Air Force Base Unit.
JAMES “JIMMY” STEWART
Born on May 20, 1908, James Maitland Stewart or Jimmy Stewart
is a film actor that had a notable military career during his early years.
He served as Brigadier General in the United States Air Force Reserve Base
and served crucial roles during World War II and the Cold War. He was
promoted as Colonel in 1953 and served as Air Force Reserve Commander at
the Dobbins Air Reserve Base.
Before American stage and film director Henry Fonda made a debut
in Hollywood in 1935, he was enlisted in the Navy to fight in the
World War and helped to raise funds for the military defence of Great Britain.
He served as 3rd Class Quartermaster on the USS Satterlee Destroyer and
was later promoted as Air Combat Intelligence in the Central Pacific.
Multi-awarded Scottish actor and producer Sean Connery joined
the Royal Navy before he ventured into Hollywood. He got two
tattoos during his service in the militia to show his lifelong commitment
to his family and to his country, Scotland.
Bernard Schwartz, more commonly known as Tony Curtis, is an
American actor who rose to fame in the 1950’s. Following the
Pearl Harbour attack during World War II, he enlisted in the
United States Navy and the Pacific Submarine Force. He also served
aboard the submarine USS Proteus until the war came to an end.
Long before he ventured into Hollywood and politics and became
an executive and a professional bodybuilder, Arnold Schwarzenegger
served the Austrian Army to fulfil the requirement of the Austrian
government among Austrian males to render at least one year of
service in the military. He was around 21 years old when he
served the militia and underwent basic army training in 1965.
Bill Cosby is an American comedian, producer, and activist who
joined the United States Navy and served the Marine Corps Base in
Quantico, Virginia. He was also assigned to serve in the Naval Station
in Argentina, and Newfoundland Bethesda Naval Hospital in Maryland.
His assignment involved helping the injured Korean War casualties by
providing physical therapy treatment at Hospital Corpsman.
SAMMY DAVIS, JR.
American entertainer, dancer, and impersonator Sammy Davis, Jr.
has always been a large civil rights financial supporter. During the
1940’s, he decided to serve the United States Army and was assigned
to a Special Services Unit in integrated entertainment. Following his
discharge from the military, he regained his fame by producing
albums and acting.