Dan Blocker (December 10, 1928 – May 13, 1972) was drafted into the United States Army during the Korean War. He served as an Infantry sergeant in F Company, 2nd Battalion, 179th Infantry Regiment, 45th infantry Division in Korea, December 1951 to August 1952. He received a Purple Heart for wounds in combat
A TOP PIN! - Staff Sergeant Bea Arthur, United States Marine Corps, 1943 – 1945 While the Marine Corps might seem an unlikely place for a future Golden Girl, Bea Arthur apparently served in the Corps for 30 months as a truck driver and typist. She was one of the initial recruits to the Women’s Reserve and rose TO the rank of Staff Sergeant during her World War II service.