Five Megastar Celebrities Who Were In The Military
These stars made a choice to serve their country in the military. They didn't take the easy way out either
It is easy to forget that celebrities are people like you and me. They go to the store, love, cry, and some of them serve their country by joining the armed forces. As we look forward to Memorial Day to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for this country, let’s look back at some celebrities who were in the military.
Celebrities Who Served In The Military
These celebrities were athletes, actors, and musicians. But they all have one thing in common. They chose to serve their country.
Elvis was drafted into the military in 1958 and served until 1960, stationed in Arkansas, Texas, and Germany.
Elvis Presley playing guitar for his fellow soldiers at an Army base in Germany, 1959 pic.twitter.com/Twqhq5Qtjm
— Classic Rock In Pics (@crockpics) May 25, 2022
The greatest hitter of all time could have spent his service playing baseball on a service team. Instead, Williams trained to be a fighter pilot during World War II, where it was said his hitting skills made him a natural pilot and expert gunman.
We all talk how bad ass of a Fire Pilot Ted Williams was, well listen to this. pic.twitter.com/eSyQR7rIes
— BaseballHistoryNut (@nut_history) February 12, 2022
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Williams returned to the service during the Korean War. Williams saw action over Korea, flying 39 missions and earning the Air Medal and two Gold Stars for his efforts.
Pat Tillman gave up millions of dollars in the NFL to join the Army. Tillman lost his life due to friendly fire while serving in Afghanistan.
This weekend is the 18th anniversary of Pat Tillman’s death. Pat was a great football player, family man, and Soldier. His decision to leave an NFL career to serve his country was what motivated me to pursue military service. He is an American hero! #PatTillman #RIP pic.twitter.com/nRJX6sbzVE
— Steve Demetriou (@steve4ohiohouse) April 24, 2022
Before becoming one of Hollywood’s most unconventional leading men, Adam Driver served in the Marines from 2002-to 2004. Driver injured his sternum before a deployment to Iraq and was then forced out of the service, which led to the beginning of his acting career.
🗣️#HappyBirthdayMarines @AITAF on Broadway is celebrating #VeteransDay. @USMC #veteran #AdamDriver agrees a “knife-hand” is appropriate for birthday cake cutting requirements this week. pic.twitter.com/T7YBVsAObc
— Riccoh Player (@Riccoh_Player) November 8, 2021
And wouldn’t you know it, a bunch of leftists tried to “cancel” the Star Wars actor over it.
Adam Driver wanted to join the Marines after 9/11 so that he could fight for his country. Now a bunch of Fart-Sniffers on Twitter want to cancel him. I couldn’t make this stuff up.#AdamDriverIsOverParty pic.twitter.com/5wzZB9bfSj
— Price of Reason (@priceoreason) April 21, 2020
Jimmy Stewart was one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, but when World War 2 commenced, the iconic actor suited up to fly in the Army Air Force. Far from a bystander, Stewart flew several combat missions in Europe and served in the Air Force Reserve until 1968, achieving the rank of colonel.
Actor Jimmy Stewart as a bomber pilot in WWII. Most actors now are not fit to shine his shoes… pic.twitter.com/WS8Q9E5saQ
— #NeverForget our troops. 🇺🇸 (@willo1246) August 2, 2021
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