Celebrities Who Served In The Military

It's not often that you hear about celebrities who served in the military. After all, many of them have become famous for their acting, singing, or other showbiz activities and are usually too busy to serve. However, there are definitely some stars out there who either served before becoming famous or decided to take a break from their celebrity lives and enlist in the armed forces.

Many famous American military veterans went on to have illustrious careers in the movie entertainment industry. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly actor Clint Eastwood served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and almost perished in a plane crash. The plane landed in the ocean near Fort Ord, CA, but Eastwood was able to swim to safety. Roughly 40 years later, he won his first two Oscars for Unforgiven. Other well-known actors who have served in the military include Paul Newman, Morgan Freeman, and Chuck Norris. 

Some surprising celebrities who also served include musicians and rock stars, such as Jimi Hendrix and Nate Dogg. Other celebrity vets include actor Tom Selleck, comedian Sinbad, and rapper Ice-T.

Do you think that serving in the military gave these famous people the discipline they needed to succeed in their careers?

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