Veterans all over the United States have been admired and recognized for their brave service to our country. With over 21.2 million veterans in the United States, we praise them for their bravery and duty for the U.S.
But among the many brave souls that have risked their lives over the years, did you know that some of your favorite celebrities have served in the the nations biggest wars?
Take a look at the some of your favorite celebrities and their specialized area within the Navy, Air Force, Army, and Marine Corps.
Fun fact: Did you know that Sinbad and Mystikal reportedly went AWOL during their services? They were NOT about that life.
Check out them and some more celebrities in the photo gallery below.
1. Tae Heckard
The model and actress joined the army after high school and served four years of active duty in the Army Reserves.
2. Nate Dogg
The late musician joined the Marines and had the title of Munitions Specialist.
The comedian served in the U.S. Air Force as a boom operator and would perform stand up material during talent contests in 1981.
4. Johnny Cash
The rock legend had a rank of staff sergeant during his stint in the U.S Air Force.
5. Sidney Poitier
Legendary actor Sidney Poitier fought in World War Two as a solider of the U.S Army.
6. Sugar Ray Leonard
Boxing great Sugar Ray Leonard enlisted in the Army in 1943 and
7. Marvin Gaye
The soul singer served eight months in the Air Force in 1957 before starting his music career.
The New Orleans rapper joined the Army in 1988, and served time in Desert Storm.
9. Al Gore
Former vice president fought in the Vietnam War in 1969.
Ice-T served in the military for three years before perusing a music career in 1983.
11. James Earl Jones
The legendary actor served as a Army Ranger, second lieutenant in Korea.
12. MC Hammer
The rapper and preacher was a Aviation Storekeeper in the U.S Navy before he hit his mark in the music industry.
13. Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett was assigned to the 53rd Infantry Division in France and Germany during World War II.
14. Julia Child
When the famous cook wasn't preparing her legendary dishes she served as a spy for the Office of Strategic Services, right below the CIA.
The Ït Wasn't Me" singer joined the Marines early in his music career.
16. Ed McMahon
Don't recognize the face? Ed McMahon was a Marine Corps Aviator in his younger days.
17. Mr. T
The actor and personality played a solider in The A-Team, but also was a member of the Military Police Corps.
18. Elvis Presley
The rock and soul singer fought in the Korean War during his career.
19. Montel Williams
Before becoming a television host, Williams was a Marine and traveled across the country.
20. Drew Carey
The comedian and host of The Price is Right served in the Marine Corps from 1980-1986.
21. Sunny Anderson
The Food Network star joined the U.S. Air Force in 1993, and worked as a radio broadcaster in Seoul, South Korea.
22. Fred Rogers
Legend has it that the beloved television great was a Navy Seal and was also a Marine Sniper in his mysterious past.
23. Chuck Norris
The action legend was stationed in Korea during his stint in the Air Force.
24. Jimi Hendrix
Jimi Hendrix was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division of the Army.
25. David Robinson
NBA legend David Robinson joined the navy and earned the title of Lieutenant, Junior Grade.
26. Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman joined the U.S Army at 18 years-old.
27. Jackie Robinson
The world's favorite baseball legend was assigned to the segregated Army calvary unit in 1942. After getting accepted into the Officer Candidate School , he earned the title of second lieutenant.
28. Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood fought in Korea as a member of the U.S. Army.
29. Dave Thomas
The founder of Wendy's fed soldiers during as a staff sergeant and fed over 2,000 soldiers daily during the Korean War.
30. Harry Belafonte
Harry Belafonte served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.