Posts Tagged: Actor

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Veteran Alan Alda

Alan Alda is best remembered for his role as Hawkeye Pierce, a surgeon serving in the Korean War, on the hit TV show “M*A*S*H.” Alda was B...
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Veteran Clark Gable

At age 40 Clark Gable was a bit old for military service during WWII but he didn’t feel that the work he had been doing to raise money through war b...
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Veteran Clint Eastwood

Clinton Eastwood was drafted into the Army during the war in Korea. Eastwood was sent to Ft. Ord for basic training where he remained and worked as a ...
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Veteran Chuck Norris

Chuck Norris entered the military right after high school and decided to join the Air Force. He was stationed in Korea, which fueled his passion to le...
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“A hero is somebody who voluntarily walks into the unknown.” – Tom Hanks

“A hero is somebody who voluntarily walks into the unknown.” Tom Hanks Although he’s not a veteran, Tom Hanks has a long history of supporti...
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WWII – Tony Curtis

Tony Curtis koined the Navy at age 17 in 1943 and served on a submarine tender during World War II. In Tokyo Bay in 1945 he watched the surrender cere...
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WWI & WWII – Merian C. Cooper

Merian C. Cooper (Producer: King Kong, She Wore A Yellow Ribbon, Mighty Joe Young) was educated at The Lawrenceville School and entered the U.S. Naval...
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WWII – Nicholas Colasanto

Nicholas Colasanto was an American actor, known primarily for his role as Ernie ‘Coach’ Pantusso on the long-running sitcom Cheers. A deco...
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WWII – Julia Child

Julia Child. After Pearl Harbor Julia Child tried to join the Navy but was rejected as too tall. She joined the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) ins...
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WWII – Johnny Carson

Johnny Carson (The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson) was born in Corning, Iowa, to Homer “Kit” Lloyd Carson, a power company manager, a...