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Old 02-20-2009, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Nowhere
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Old 02-20-2009, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Desert Southwest
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Old 02-20-2009, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Back in the gym...Yo Adrian!
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George Carlin, Johnny Cash, Chuck Norris and Sinbad were all in the Air Force.
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Old 02-20-2009, 11:25 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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Sean Hannity did a segment on Thursday night's show about a pro-football player who left the NFL to work for the border security or was it the customs dept and he's working along the Mexico border near a city overrun by the drug gangs. They said while he was in training two NFL teams called him wanting to sign him up and he turned them down to work in law enforcement. I count that as also serving his country.
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Old 02-20-2009, 11:27 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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here's a quote from the imdb site
Technically was an Army Reservist for one week. After being inducted for World War II service on June 14, 1943, was assigned to the Army Enlisted Reserve Corps on inactive duty. Reported for active duty one week later, on the 21st of June, and was transfered to active duty status in the Army of the United States.
Veteran of the Second World War who was awarded the World War II Victory Medal, Philippine Liberation Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (with 4 bronze service stars), Army Good Conduct Medal, Marksman Badge (with Carbine Bar) and Honorable Service Lapel Pin.
Served in the Army of the United States, under the service number 35 756 363, from June 21, 1943 to January 6, 1946. Discharged in the rank of Technician Grade 5, which was the equivalent of a Corporal.
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Old 02-20-2009, 11:29 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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Ruth Westheimer - Biography
Dr. Ruth
Her parents sent her to Switzerland to escape the Nazis when she was ten years old. Both her parents were killed in the Holocaust. She grew up in a kibbutz in Israel.
According to her statements on the February 28, 2002 episode of "Politically Incorrect" (1994), Dr. Ruth was a sniper in the Israeli (Haganah) Army.
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Old 02-20-2009, 11:31 PM
 
Location: ***Spokane***
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Simple~ no draft!
Actors no longer have to serve!
you shouldn't have to serve, volunteer to serve your country like many
Actors did in the day, when they gave a **** "enough" about their country more than money in their pockets....Gary Sinise is an exception to the rule, great role model..supports our troops in the war zone often..

Viet Nam Vet..
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Old 02-20-2009, 11:48 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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It was Jamaal Green and he's now a border patrol agent.
go here for the video of the story Hannity - FOXNews.com
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Old 02-21-2009, 12:17 AM
 
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Has anyone ever come across a complete list of celebrities (actors and singers) who served in the military? Most of the list I've found focuses on WW2. Charles Durning's story was a real shocker. He's probably the most decorated living Hollywood military veteran today. Some other celebrities had some great tales of heroism in WW2 including Eddie Albert of Green Acres. Also, do any of you know of any modern celebrities who served in the Military who are below the age of 60? I can think of Drew Carey and Montel Williams but after that I draw a blank. I have a theory as to why Hollywood no longer makes great military movies. In the past, many of their actors, writers, and directors had actually served in the military. They knew what the military was about. Today's Hollywood doesn't have this pool of former military service members. Where are the Lee Marvin, Charles Bronson, Steve McQueen, Ernest Borgnine, Johnny Carson, Ed McMann, Jimmy Stewart, Henry Fonda, Mickey Roony, Chuck Norris, and many others?
I agree with the heart of your theory - Hollywood puts out bad depictions of the military because most of the talent & decision makers have never been in the military.

Almost all the names given here were draftees. How many All volunteer force vets are in Hollywood?
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Old 02-21-2009, 12:31 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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I know Drew Carey and rap/singer Shaggy were both Marines and they're young enough to not have been drafted. I think Montel Williams (first a Marine enlisted then a Navy officer) was also young enough to not have been drafted but am not really sure.
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