CELEBS WHO SERVED FOR THEIR COUNTRY
Added on: 11th Jun 2015
SONG SEUNG HEON
Song Seung Heon is a South Korean Actor best known for his role in
Endless Love, Autumn in My Heart and Summer Scent. He tried to
avoid the compulsory military service in South Korea but failed. He
served the Korean military for two years and was discharged in 2006
with the Corporal rank, which earned him the attention of the media.
Jung Ji Hoon, more popularly known as Rain, is a South Korean
superstar who now manages the J. Tune Entertainment Company.
He held off his military service until 2011 to pursue his Masters Degree.
In 2012, he enlisted in the military and served for 21 months at the
Uijeongbu Camp in the province of Gyeonggi-Do. He was also
transferred to the Ministry of national Defence months after.
Best known for his role in Kim Sam Soon and Secret Garden,
South Korean actor Hyun Bin volunteered to render military service
to the Marine Corps in 2010 as part of the Marine Corps Compulsory
Military Service. He was discharged and received special citation
as an exemplary soldier upon his release on December 6, 2012.
Born Emmanuel Lee, Lee Dong-Gun is a South Korean actor,
singer, and model who enlisted for 21 months of active duty to
render military service in the South Korean militia. He enlisted in
June 2010 and was immediately appointed Honorary Ambassador
of Military. When he was discharged on March 28, 2012, he was
appointed as the 2012 Korean Formula One Ambassador.
A rapper in the five-member band Eurodance, Kim Ji-Seok enlisted
in South ChungCheong Province for his mandatory military
service on May 24, 2010. He had most of his army trainings at the
Nonsan Training Centre where he stayed for five weeks. He served
at the Defence Media Agency of the Ministry of National
Defence in Seoul and was discharged March 2012.
Born Park Jae-Sang, Psy is a South Korean singer; rapper and dancer
who popularized the hit single Gangnam Style. He was enlisted in the
South Korean Military in 2003 but was excused from military duty
because of his employment in a government-owned software developing
company. He was released from his duties in 2005 and produced his
fourth album shortly afterwards.
In 1942, Dale Robertson entered as a Private in the Horse Cavalry
where he served until 1945. He also joined the military as a tank
commander in the 777th Battalion in North Africa and he was
promoted to first Lieutenant with 332ng Combat Engineers in the
third Army of Patton. As an actor, he is best known for his roles in the
television series entitled Dynasty & Dallas.
ED MCMAHON, JR.
Ed McMahon has served the military longer than most actors have.
He was the Captain of the United States Marine Corps from
1943 to 1945 and from 1952 to 1953. His career as a military man
reached its peak during World War II and the Korean War, where he
served as a Corsair fighter pilot instructor. He also led missions in
Korea and earned six air medals. Later in his military service, he was
promoted as the Colonel of the California National Guard.