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Celebrities in the Military: 14 Beloved Stars We Never Realized Were Veterans!

God bless these amazing actors, musicians and comedians served our country before they were famous!

We are so grateful to the men and women in the armed forces who keep our country safe and help give us the freedoms we enjoy every day. And we recently discovered there are many veterans that we unwittingly welcome into our hearts and homes through their movies, music or roles on the small screen. That’s right — many of our favorite celebrities got their start the military!

We loved to see that happy-go-lucky Bob Ross served in the United States Air Force for 20 years before becoming an on-screen painter. Or how before he became a country music icon, Willie Nelson also served in the Air Force but had to leave for a shocking medical reason. Or maybe you didn’t know that this iconic Golden Girl was one of the first members of the Women’s Reserve in the Marines.

Related: “It’s To Give Veterans the Thanks They Deserve,” says Teen Who Builds Memorial 

Here we’ve gathered 14 of the amazing celebrities that we didn’t know were veterans, so every time we see them on screen or hear their music, we can say a silent prayer of, “Thank you for your service.”

14 celebrities that were in the military

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