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Famous Veterans Born April 27th: Jack Klugman

Wishing Jack Klugman a happy angel birthday today! Jack Klugman stared on several hit TV shows including: Quincy M.E. and, of course, as Oscar Madison on The Odd Couple. But did you know that before all his fame from acting on a dozen plus movies and several dozen TV shows, Klugman was a soldier United States Army during World War… Read more
F Lee Bailey

Famous Veterans: Passing of Criminal Defense Attorney and Marine Corps Pilot – F. Lee Bailey

#FamousVeterans​:  Just heard of the passing at 87 of high-profile criminal defense attorney (represented O.J. Simpson), F. Lee Bailey. Here’s a short history of his early years: Bailey was born in Waltham, Massachusetts. His mother was a teacher and nursery school director, and his father an advertising salesman. His parents divorced when he was ten. Bailey attended Cardigan Mountain School… Read more

Famous Veterans: List of Presidents Who Served

 George Washington set an important precedent by entering the Presidency as a civilian By Hans Petersen, VA Staff Writer A majority of America’s presidents came to office as Veterans. Twenty-six of our 45 Presidents served in the military. Presidential Veterans often coincided with America’s military engagements. Until World War II, a majority of our presidents had served in the Army.… Read more

Famous Veterans Birthday: M*A*S*H’s Mike Farrell

M*A*S*H brought us many laughs from some great actors… several who served in the armed forces in real life including Mike Farrell who played B.J. Hunnicutt and also celebrates his 80th birthday today! Happy Birthday, Mike. Thanks for the laughs… and especially thank you for serving in the U.S. Marine Corps – another on a long list of FamousVeterans.com #famousveterans… Read more
What do Don Knotts, Buddy Hackett and Dean Jones all have in common?

What do Don Knotts, Buddy Hackett and Dean Jones all have in common?

Besides being famous actors and comedians and staring in the Herbie The Love Bug movies together, what is something patriotic that Don Knotts, Buddy Hackett and Dean Jones all have in common? Did you know all 3 are military veterans and are on a list of FamousVeterans.com? Don Knotts served in the United States Army from June 21, 1943 to… Read more

Remembering Chief David Bald Eagle – WWII 82nd Airborne Veteran – An Extraordinary Life

David Bald Eagle’s life’s story reads like a chapter from the real-life version of the most interesting man in the world! From his role in the Oscar-winning movie Dances with Wolves to dancing with the legendary Marilyn Monroe; from playing semi-professional baseball in Minnesota to being a professional rodeo rider, Bald Eagle lived a life that would be extraordinary by… Read more
Garry Marshall

Remembering Garry Marshall – Entertainer and Korean War Veteran (Army)

Garry Marshall is well-known as a director, producer, writer and credited/uncredited actor, but did you know he also proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War?  Garry Marshall is another in a long list of Famous Veterans who are unique in the fact that they all wore a military uniform at one time or another in their… Read more