Honor Our Veterans: Celebrities That Served Our Country was originally published on

1. Shaggy


Shaggy served in the Gulf War and was a field artillery cannon crew member in Operation Desert Storm before becoming a popular reggae artist.

2. James Earl Jones

James Earl Jones

The actor served in the Korean War from 1953-1955.

3. Montell Williams

Montell Williams

Montel Williams enlisted in the U.S. Marines upon graduating high school in 1974. He retired as a lieutenant commander in the US Navy Reserve after 22 years of service.

4. Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1956. He trained as a hospital corpsman. He was also assigned to work with Korean War casualties.

5. Ice T

Ice T

The rapper/actor served in the 25th Infantry from 1979-1983.

6. Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood

The actor served in the Korean War from 1951-1953.

7. Mr. T

Mr. T

Mr. T served in the military police corps in 1976.

8. Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman joined the Air Force, where he served as a radar technician. He left the Air Force in 1959.

9. Chuck Norris

Chuck Norris

10. Elvis Pressley

Elvis Pressley

He received his draft notice in 1957 and was inducted into the Army the following March. He eventually served in Germany for about a year and a half. He left the army in 1960 and returned to his music career.