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Joy of Painting Bob Ross Famous Veterans

Famous Veterans Born October 29th – The Joy of Painting’s Bob Ross

Today we celebrate what would have been Bob Ross’ 80th birthday! https://tinyurl.com/famousveterans-bobross Whether you dug him for his curly, permed hair (yes his hair was naturally straight)… his paintings… or the calming way he talked about “wispy clouds” as the art instructor/television host of the show “The Joy of Painting”… today we celebrate the life—and 20 year Air Force military… 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
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
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Vietnam Veteran, Super Bowl Champion Rocky Bleier visits VA

Former Pittsburgh Steeler running back Rocky Bleier gave an inspirational talk at VA Central Office on February 16 on how he overcame Vietnam War injuries to have a successful career in the NFL. Bleier came to VA at the request of Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald to discuss the work he does now with Veterans. In under 5 minutes Rocky… Read more