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Posted: 2/28/2006 5:43:44 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/28/2006 5:44:03 AM EDT by bblake00]
Or where /are they the only ones.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 6:00:21 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/28/2006 6:01:19 AM EDT by Nimrod1193]
R. Lee Ermey
Dennis Franz
Pat Sajak
Michael Richards
Mark Valley
James Garner
Sorrell Booke
Ed McMahon

Just to name a few.

ETA: Sorrell Booke is dead and McMahon is retired, so I suppose they don't count.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 6:01:34 AM EDT
Chuck Norris was in the Airforce as a government secret weapon.... Much like the neutron bomb. They were too terrified to use him.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 6:06:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Triumph955i:
Chuck Norris was in the Airforce as a government secret weapon.... Much like the neutron bomb. They were too terrified to use him.



Actually, he was in the Air Force. He was a Military Policeman (not sure if they were called Air Police then) stationed at Kunsan AB in 1959.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 6:25:10 AM EDT
Morgan Freeman - Air Force
Clint Eastwood - Army
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 6:28:40 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 6:30:53 AM EDT
Tim Abell was in Co. C 2 / 75. Before Regimental Command.

Sua Sponte,
Prib
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 6:30:55 AM EDT
Drew Carey, Jerry Garcia (dead), Bill Cosby, ICE-T, Al picino, Sinbad, Montel Williams
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 6:31:15 AM EDT
Harvey Keitel was a Marine....
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 6:43:01 AM EDT
Gene Hackman was a marine.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 6:47:16 AM EDT
Not a "hollywood actor" but a NFL football player.

Pat Tillman.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 6:50:34 AM EDT
Here's a short list. I don't know how accurate it is:

Alan Alda actor, US Army Reserve (officer)
Wally Amos founder Famous Amos cookies, US Air Force (enlisted)
Michael Aquino founder of the Temple of Set, US Army (officer)
Richard Bach author/aviator, US Air Force (officer)
Dale Brown techno-thriller writer, US Air Force (officer)
George W. Bush U.S. President, USAF Reserve (officer)
Drew Carey actor/comedian, US Marine Corps Reserve (enlisted)
George Carlin comedian/actor, US Air Force (enlisted)
David Carradine actor/martial artist
Jimmy Carter US President, US Navy (officer)
Johnny Cash country singer, US Air Force (enlisted)
Ramsey Clark former attorney general and peace activist, US Marine Corps (officer)
Gordon Cooper astronaut, US Air Force (officer)
Bill Cosby comedian/actor, US Navy (enlisted)
Brian Dennehy actor, US Marine Corps (enlisted)
Jack Diamond gangster, US Army (deserter)
John Dillinger 1930's bank robber, US Navy (enlisted){deserter}
Sam Donaldson journalist, US Army (officer)
Robert Duvall actor, US Army (enlisted)
Clint Eastwood actor, US Army (enlisted)
Jamie Farr actor, US Army (enlisted)
Mike Farrell actor, US Marine Corps (enlisted)
Jerry Garcia singer Grateful Dead, US Army (enlisted)
Franky Gee singer Captain Jack (band), US Army (enlisted)
Gene Hackman actor, US Marine Corps (enlisted)
Robert A. Heinlein author, US Navy (officer)
Jimi Hendrix rock singer, US Army (enlisted)
Ice-T rapper, US Army (enlisted)
Don Imus radio personality, US Marine Corps (enlisted)
Maynard James Keenan singer of the band Tool, US Army (enlisted)
Harvey Keitel actor, US Marine Corps (enlisted)
Kris Kristofferson singer/actor, US Army (officer)
Mills Lane TV judge/boxing referee, US Marine Corps (enlisted)
Jim Lehrer journalist, US Marine Corps (officer)
Jack Lemmon actor, US Navy (officer)
G. Gordon Liddy Watergate figure, US Army (officer)
Norman Mineta Secretary of Transportation, US Army (officer)
Bob Newhart actor/comedian, US Army
Chuck Norris actor/martial artist, US Air Force (enlisted)
Lee Harvey Oswald assassin, US Marine Corps (enlisted)
Al Pacino actor, US Army (enlisted)
Leon Panetta former White House chief of staff, US Army (officer)
Ross Perot entrepreneur, US Navy (officer)
Regis Philbin, TV host, US Navy
John Poindexter Iran-Contra figure, US Navy (officer)
Gary Powers U-2 pilot shot down over Soviet Union, US Air Force (officer)
Elvis Presley singer, US Army (enlisted)
Lou Rawls singer, US Army (enlisted)
Ronald Reagan actor/President, US Army Reserve (officer)
Hyman G. Rickover US Navy Admiral {Active duty 1922-1982}
Pat Robertson televangelist, US Marine Corps (officer)
David Robinson NBA player, US Navy (officer)
Wayne Rogers actor, US Navy
Donald Rumsfeld Secretary of Defense, US Navy Reserve (officer)
Mark Russell political humorist, US Marine Corps (enlisted)
Mort Sahl, political comedian, US Air Force (enlisted)
George C. Scott actor, US Marine Corps (enlisted)
Bernard Shaw journalist, US Marine Corps (enlisted)
Sinbad comedian, US Air Force (enlisted)
John Philip Sousa Marine Corps band leader, US Marine Corps
Thomas Sowell economist/conservative commentator, US Marine Corps (enlisted)
Leon Spinks boxer, US Marine Corps (enlisted)
McLean Stevenson actor, US Navy
Mr. T. actor, US Army (enlisted)
Hunter S. Thompson gonzo journalist, US Air Force (enlisted)
Lee Trevino golfer, US Marine Corps (enlisted)
Jesse Ventura wrestler/governor, US Navy (enlisted)
Gore Vidal author, US Army Reserve
Charles Whitman mass murderer, US Marine Corps (enlisted)
Montel Williams talk show host, US Marine Corps (officer)
Pete Wilson California governor, US Marine Corps (officer)
Bob Woodward Watergate journalist, US Navy (officer)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_notable_peace_time_veterans
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 7:40:11 AM EDT
I thought montel williams was in the army? Christ, if he was my CO I don't know what I'd do...
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 7:47:33 AM EDT
Maynard James Keenan spent one year at the USMA Prep school before rightly deciding that the military was not for him.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 7:50:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Nimrod1193:
R. Lee Ermey
Dennis Franz
Pat Sajak
Michael Richards
Mark Valley
James Garner
Sorrell Booke Deceased. Boss Hogg right???
Ed McMahon

Just to name a few.

ETA: Sorrell Booke is dead and McMahon is retired, so I suppose they don't count.

Link Posted: 2/28/2006 7:52:50 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/28/2006 7:54:58 AM EDT by KC-130 FLT ENG]

Mike Farrell actor, US Marine Corps (enlisted)



Please tell me that's not true...
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 7:52:59 AM EDT

Pat Robertson televangelist, US Marine Corps (officer)

That surprised me. Not really in a good or bad way.
Just didn't expect it.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 7:53:41 AM EDT
Dont forget That Darth Vador was a Ranger! James Earl Jones. Was an Army officer and a Ranger. Imagin that guy belting out a Jody.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 7:55:11 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 0612Devil:
I thought montel williams was in the army? Christ, if he was my CO I don't know what I'd do...



I heard he was retired Navy?
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 7:59:07 AM EDT
George Michael - Rump Rangers
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 8:02:08 AM EDT
This shocks me I cant believe all those folks were in the military. I cant for the life of me imagine any of those enlisted folks as young privates. How the hell did these people make it coming out of the military. I cant imagine taking orders from a young Al Pacino can you imagine someone like him as a sergeant he must have put the fear of god in his troops.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 8:04:30 AM EDT
Chris Farley-Japanese self defense force/ Ninja
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 8:08:07 AM EDT
A whole bunch of those guys listed are still hollwood liberals.
I guess just because you served in the military does not mean you are a member of the GOP.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 8:09:07 AM EDT
advisor / actor Dale Dye was a Capt in the USMC

Arnold Schwartzennegger was in the Austrian Army

Steve McQueen was in the USMC

mr. Rogers was possibly a scout sniper in VN
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 8:17:20 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DienBienPhu54:

Originally Posted By 0612Devil:
I thought montel williams was in the army? Christ, if he was my CO I don't know what I'd do...



I heard he was retired Navy?



Not only Nave but an officer too.

Dont forget Jesse Ventura, NAVY SEAL.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 8:19:46 AM EDT

Originally Posted By bloodmoon:
This shocks me I cant believe all those folks were in the military. I cant for the life of me imagine any of those enlisted folks as young privates. How the hell did these people make it coming out of the military. I cant imagine taking orders from a young Al Pacino can you imagine someone like him as a sergeant he must have put the fear of god in his troops.


Nevermind I just found out that he was not in the military in fact so far I have found a bunch of people on that list who were never in the military.

Most people coming out of the military end up going back to the military because that is all their really is for us.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 8:28:14 AM EDT
I believe Kris Kristofferson was a Ranger?

Also, Ice-T was suppesedly a Ranger, but there's been some debate. Had no Idea James Earl Jones was a Ranger.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 8:37:58 AM EDT
Michael Richards aka "Kramer" from Seinfeld. Army - Vietnam.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 8:40:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ARDOC:

Originally Posted By DienBienPhu54:

Originally Posted By 0612Devil:
I thought montel williams was in the army? Christ, if he was my CO I don't know what I'd do...



I heard he was retired Navy?



Not only Nave but an officer too.

Dont forget Jesse Ventura, NAVY SEAL.



Actually, I think there was some controversy about that. IIRC, he never actually became a SEAL, he was UDT, but never got SEAL qualified. He was deployed to 'Nam with UDT 22 I believe...
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 8:41:36 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/28/2006 8:42:50 AM EDT by MonkTx]
Oh man I love it! All the internet legends are coming ou to play.


Link Posted: 2/28/2006 8:44:15 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 8:47:45 AM EDT
Just let it be known that James Earl Jones WAS a Ranger. not an internet myth. (It has been alledged that he is very pro gun as well)

http://www.veteransadvantage.com/vol/testimonials.html

So was Kris

http://www.ohboy.com/krisbio.html

Link Posted: 2/28/2006 8:49:01 AM EDT
Tom selleck
Was a member of the California National Guard and was activated for the Watts riots.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 8:59:53 AM EDT
Axl Rose.

1st Cav, I think? Has a Cav tat.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 9:01:09 AM EDT
Don Knotts

Military service: US Army (21-Jun-1943 to 6-Jan-1946, technician)
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 9:03:01 AM EDT

Originally Posted By sslocal:
A whole bunch of those guys listed are still hollwood liberals.
I guess just because you served in the military does not mean you are a member of the GOP.



You mean like Jimmy Carter?
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 9:31:18 AM EDT

Originally Posted By sslocal:
A whole bunch of those guys listed are still hollwood liberals.
I guess just because you served in the military does not mean you are a member of the GOP.



Not to demean, in any way, anyone's service, but when the draft was still around there were a lot of people who did not want to be there and carried their bitterness about it to the rest of their life. Others were drafted and just considered it part of life and moved on. Still others were drafted and learned to value the military, even if they didn't want to be there. Not much different than the population at large I imagine.

There are probably fewer liberals at large in the volunteer military than back when, but even then it would be hard to get actual #s because like conservatives on campuses, they probably learn quick to keep their mouths shut.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 9:31:57 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/28/2006 9:32:32 AM EDT by TimJ]
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 9:57:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By pzjgr:

Originally Posted By ARDOC:

Originally Posted By DienBienPhu54:

Originally Posted By 0612Devil:
I thought montel williams was in the army? Christ, if he was my CO I don't know what I'd do...



I heard he was retired Navy?



Not only Nave but an officer too.

Dont forget Jesse Ventura, NAVY SEAL.



Actually, I think there was some controversy about that. IIRC, he never actually became a SEAL, he was UDT, but never got SEAL qualified. He was deployed to 'Nam with UDT 22 I believe...


The Navy SEAL website recognizes Ventura as a SEAL:
navyseals.com

Jesse Ventura joined the Navy after high school and served for six years — four on active duty, two in the Reserves — and is a Vietnam veteran. While on active duty, he was a member of Underwater Demolition (SEAL) Team 12. He returned to Minnesota in 1973.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 10:06:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TimJ:
Ice-T was a leg grunt (saw an interview, he was talking about humping the 90mm recoilless rifle.)

Axl Rose wasn't mil, his tattoos were picked out for him by a consultant (I shit you not). I was on active duty when he broke into the scene, we all wanted to know if he was a vet due to that tat (35th Armor, IIRC).

Ramsey Clark was a Marine? He should be stripped of that title, commie asshat.

Kris Cristoferson was a helo pilot, but I think he went to Ranger School.



Kristofferson was a helo pilot in Vietnam.
After he came home (and attended anti-war protests), he began flying civilian helicopters.
He got his big break when he landed on Johnny Cash's front yard to give him a demo tape.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 10:26:20 AM EDT

Originally Posted By neshomamench:
Just let it be known that James Earl Jones WAS a Ranger. not an internet myth. (It has been alledged that he is very pro gun as well)




Could you imagine being posted under that guy? Talk about a command voice.

"The world is filled with violence. Because criminals carry guns, we decent law-abiding citizens should also have guns. Otherwise they will win and the decent people will loose." -James Earl Jones

Link Posted: 2/28/2006 10:36:28 AM EDT
don't forget Wesley Clark (former presidential candidate)

former supreme allied commander

current democrap
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 10:40:33 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/28/2006 10:44:36 AM EDT by munkalido]

I believe Kris Kristofferson was a Ranger?




West Point Oxford Masters grad and Rhodes Scholar

edit: maybe not a W.P. grad but turned down a teaching position at W.P.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 10:44:25 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/28/2006 11:01:27 AM EDT by Coop_K]
.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 10:48:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By panzersergeant:
Gene Hackman was a marine.



IS a Marine.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 10:49:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By pzjgr:
Harvey Keitel was a Marine....



IS a Marine.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 10:54:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By USMARINE1108:

Originally Posted By pzjgr:
Harvey Keitel was a Marine....



IS a Marine.



Sorry...my bad...Semper Fi!
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 10:59:58 AM EDT
The Painter Bob Ross on PBS was in the Airforce for 20 years before his show was on.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 11:03:36 AM EDT
Capt. Kangaroo was a Marine on Iwo Jima with Lee Marvin. Both were wounded.
Mr. Rogers climbed the cliff at Point de Hoc, Normandy with 2nd Rangers.

I had no idea about James Earl Jones, but he is a badass no doubt, so that makes sense.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 11:07:02 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/28/2006 11:15:25 AM EDT by JoseyWales]
Scratch that. But I did hear that Mr. Rogers was a LURP or something. Turns out to be a dupe.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 11:07:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DienBienPhu54:


mr. Rogers was possibly a scout sniper in VN



Not even possibly. He was never in the military.
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