10 Surprising Celebrities who Served in the Armed Forces

Find out which Hollywood stars you didn’t know served in the military.

Bea Arthur

The Golden Girls star was a truck driver in the Marine Corps Women’s Reserve during WWII.

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Tony Bennett

Legendary singer Tony Bennett was drafted into the Army during the end stage of WWII, serving as an infantry rifleman on the front lines in France and Germany.  

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In honor of Veterans Day, I’d like to thank all those who have served.

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Elvis Presley 

The legendary crooner put his music career on hold when he was drafted into the Army in 1957.

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Today we honor all the men and women who have served this country, past and present. ?? #VeteransDay

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Morgan Freeman

The Shawshank Redemption star served in the Air Force as a radar technician.

Hugh Hefner

The Playboy publisher was an infantry clerk in the Army.

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1945 – Hef and Millie on Thanksgiving. #FlashbackFriday

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Chuck Norris

The Walker, Texas Ranger star learned Judo in South Korea when he served overseas in the Air Force.  

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#chucknoris #killer

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Mr. T

The A-Team actor became a squad leader in the Army’s Military Police Corps after being expelled from college.  

Don Knotts

The Andy Griffith Show’s Don Knotts enlisted in the Army during WWII and toured as a comedian in the G.I. variety show “Stars and Gripes” in the western Pacific Islands. 

Clint Eastwood

Dirty Harry star Clint Eastwood was drafted during the Army during the Korean War, but spend the duration of his service stationed in Northern California as a lifeguard.  

Drew Carey

The Price is Right host served in the Marine Corps Reserve from 1981-1987, where he earned the rank of Sergeant.

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