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Famous Veterans Born September 17th
FamousVeterans.com - Famous Veterans born on September 17th include Actors Paul Benedict (The Jeffersons - Marine Corps) and David Huddleston (The Big Lebowski - Air Force Officer). Happy Angel Birthday to both of you! And thank you for your service! See if your favorite celeb served: FamousVeterans.com
Famous Veterans Born September 9th
Dig your #KentuckyFriedChicken (#KFC for all you youngsters)? You can thank #ColonelSanders... born on this day in 1890, the famed chicken franchise's founder is also on a long list of Famous Veterans, Sanders falsified his date of birth and enlisted in the #UnitedStates #Army in October 1906. See if your favorite celebrity served: FamousVeterans.com
Wishing High Performance Executive Business Success Coach #DanPena a happy 76th birthday today.
Wishing High Performance Executive Business Success Coach #DanPena a happy 76th birthday today. Dan Peña is a businessman known as the Trillion Dollar Man®. He is the Founder of the Quantum Leap Advantage (QLA) Methodology. Mr. Pena entered the U.S. Army as a private, and got out in 1969 as a 1st Lieutenant. He served with NATO in Europe during the Vietnam War era. Dan Pena, another on a long list of FamousVeterans.com
Famous Veterans Born August 5th - Actor Robert Taylor
Famous Veterans born on August 5th include American film and television actor and singer (was one of the most popular leading men of his time) Robert Taylor (shown in his officer service dress blues). Taylor served as a United States Navy flying instructor during World War II. Happy angel birthday! And thank you for your service!
Famous Veterans born on July 30th include American businessman and philanthropist: Henry W. Bloch
(B:7/30/1922; D: 4/23/2019). Bloch was the co-founder and (since 2000) the chairman emeritus of the American tax-preparation company H&R Block. Henry and his brother, Richard Bloch, founded H&R Block in 1955 in Kansas City, Missouri.
Famous Veterans: Rudy Vallée
Born on this date in 1901, Rudy Vallée was known as one of first teen idols. Actor, Singer, Band Leader, but that's not why we celebrate him today. In 1917, he decided to enlist for World War I, but was discharged when the Navy authorities found out that he was only 15. Though only serving for 41 days, he's still listed on FamousVeterans.com with 100s of other celebrities!
Famous Veterans born on July 21st include actor and comedian - #DonKnotts
Knotts acted in many movies and television shows but we salute him today because of his service in the U.S. Army from June 21, 1943 to January 6, 1946. Any Don Knotts fans out there? See if your favorite celeb served: FamousVeterans.com #armedforces #famous #fame #threescompany #DeputySheriffBarneyFife #barneyfife #theandygriffthshow #theincrediblemrlimpet #thejoeybishopshow #theredskeltonshow #mchalesnavy #army #unitedstates #actors #moviestars #tvactors #acting #commedy
Famous Veterans Born July 19th
Pat Hingle (played Commissioner Gordon in several #Batman movies) was born on this day in 1924. Did you know he served in WWII in the United States Navy? See if your favorite celeb served: FamousVeterans.com #history #military #navy #armedforces #sailors #unitedstates #usa #america #militaryhistory
Famous Veterans Born on July 15th include actor Patrick John Morrison
Famous Veterans Born on July 15th include actor Patrick John Morrison (stage name: Patrick Wayne) who turns 82 today. If the name sort of sounds familiar, it’s because Patrick is the 2nd son of screen legend #JohnWayne. Patrick acted in over 40 films including 11 with his father. Patrick also served a tour of duty with the United States Coast Guard from 1961 to 1965. Happy birthday. And thank you for your service! See if your favorite celeb served: FamousVeterans.com
Famous Veterans Born July 13th
Do you know this celebrity who was born on this day in 1928? Not only famous for his work in television and the movies, he's also on a long list of Famous Veterans having served for 2 years in the Connecticut Army National Guard! See if your favorite celeb served: FamousVeterans.com #veterans #hogansheroes #armynationalguard #nationalguard #military #armedforces #tvshows #60st #theloveboat
Wishing comedic legend #MelBrooks a very happy 95th birthday today!
Did you know that Mel Brooks is another on a list of FamousVeterans.com. Brooks was drafted into the United States Army in 1944. After scoring highly on the Army General Classification Test (a Stanford-Binet-type IQ test), he was sent to the elite Army Specialized Training Program (ASTP) at the Virginia Military Institute to be taught skills such as military engineering, foreign languages or medicine.
Famous Veterans Born May 26 - James Arness
Is today your birthday? Did you serve? You have two things in common with #Gunsmoke actor, #JamesArness (#Army #WWII 3rd Infantry). Thank you for your service, sir! #RIP #NeverForgotten See if your favorite celeb served: FamousVeterans.com #famous #westerns #gunsmoke #jamesarness #army #armedforces #famousveterans #fame #ww2 #3rdinfantry #birthday #happybirthday #television #military #history #veterans
#FamousVeterans born on May 12th include baseball legend #YogiBerra!
During World War II, Berra served in the United States Navy as a gunner's mate on the attack transport USS Bayfield during the Normandy landings. A Second Class Seaman, Berra was one of a six-man crew on a Navy rocket boat, firing machine guns and launching rockets at the German defenses on Omaha Beach. He was fired upon, but was not hit, and later received several commendations for his bravery. See if your favorite celebrity served
Famous Veterans Born May 11th - Denver Pyle
Denver Pyle a.k.a Uncle Jesse Duke (shown left) was born on this day in 1920 (d: 12/25/97). Prior to his fame as an actor, do you know Pyle enlisted in the Navy during WWII and was wounded in the Battle of Guadalcanal. Another on a long list of Famous Veterans... see if your favorite celeb served: FamousVeterans.com!
Wishing Rob Riggle a very Happy 51st Birthday today!
#SemperFi wishing comedian, actor and US Marine Officer Rob Riggle a very Happy 51st Birthday today! Rob is another on a long list of FamousVeterans.com. He retired from the Marine Corps Reserve after 23 years of service on January 1, 2013. Thanks for the laughs... and especially thank you for helping keep our great country safe through your military service!
Wishing #AmericanSniper #ChrisKyle a Happy Angel Birthday today!
Christopher Scott Kyle was a United States Navy SEAL and sniper. He served four tours in the Iraq War and was awarded several commendations for acts of heroism and meritorious service in combat (including Silver Star, Bronze Star, Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal). Kyle was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy in 2009 and published his bestselling autobiography, American Sniper, in 2012. An eponymous film adaptation of Kyle's book, directed by Clint Eastwood, was released three years later
Famous Veterans Born 4/5: Spencer Tracy
Famous Veterans born on this day include Hollywood legend #SpencerTracy (b:4/5/1900-d:6/10/1967). Tracy joined the U.S. Navy along with his best friend (and later fellow actor) Pat O'Brien. Check out 100s of actors, singers, artists, writers, athletes and more who all served: FamousVeterans.com
Famous Veterans born on 4/2 include actor (#TheBeverlyHillbillies and #BarnabyJones) #BuddyEbsen
Famous Veterans who were born on April 2nd include actor (#JedClampett on #TheBeverlyHillbillies and #BarnabyJones) #BuddyEbsen. See if your favorite celebrity served: FamousVeterans.com Ebsen served as executive officer on the Coast Guard-crewed Navy frigate USS Pocatello, which recorded weather at its "weather station". These patrols consisted of 30 days at sea, followed by 10 days in port at Seattle. Ebsen was honorably discharged from the Coast Guard as a lieutenant in 1946.
Famous Veterans Born 3/20: Peter Marshall
Famous Veterans celebrating #birthdays today include the original host of #TheHollywoodSquares (1966 to 1981) #PeterMarshall (who turns 95 years young today - drafted into the U.S. Army in 1944 and stationed in Italy. He was originally in the artillery, but was recruited to be a #discjockey at an #ArmedForcesRadio station in Naples. He was discharged in 1946 with the rank of staff sergeant). Happy birthday and thank you for serving our great nation!