Clint Eastwood met Martin Milner, David Janssen, and Richard Long while serving
by Jim Brogan
Clint Eastwood met Martin Milner, David Janssen, and Richard Long while serving. As Veterans Day arrives, we say thank you to our military veterans.
Throughout our history there have been many veterans who became famous. Some because of their leadership and others due to their bravery.
A lot of veterans became famous after their service in the military because of success in the careers they chose.
Each year, we honor those who have served on Veterans Day. To help commemorate the day, we've compiled a list of some well-known veterans.
Famed actor, director and producer Eastwood was drafted into the military in 1950, after the Korean War began. He lucked into a job as a swimming instructor after Basic and remained at Ft. Ord. He worked nights and weekends as a bouncer at the NCO club.
The Academy Award winner met a number of other actor-soldiers (Martin Milner, David Janssen, and Richard Long) during his time in service.
Sources: MSN, Military.com
Pat Tillman: Corporal served as Army Ranger
George Steinbrenner Generals Aid in U.S. Air Force
Alan Alda U.S. Army Reserve Gunner
Charles Walgreen Sr. Illinois National Guard: Spanish-American War
Chuck Norris Service: U.S. Air Force
Johnny Carson World War II Service: U.S. Navy
Bill Cosby U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman
Clint Eastwood U.S. Army Swimming Instructor at Fort Ord in California
Malcolm Forbes U.S. Army Staff Sergeant
Shaggy Gulf War U.S. Marine
Montel Williams served in Marines and Navy as Lieutenant
Indians Pitcher Bob Feller Chief Petty Officer U.S. Navy
Wendys CEO Dave Thomas U.S. Army Staff Sergeant
Drew Carey U.S. Marine Corps Corporal
George H.W. Bush Lieutenant Junior Grade; Distinguished Flying Cross and three Air Medals
Tony Bennett served in the Army as a Private
R. Buckminster Fuller U.S. Navy; seaplane rescue mast inventor
Ben Bradlee served in U.S. Navy during Pacific War