Celebs Who Once Risked Their Lives In The Military

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James “Jimmy” Stewart

James “Jimmy” Stewart

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Born on May 20, 1908, James Maitland Stewart or Jimmy Stewart is a film actor that had a notable military career during his early years. He served as Brigadier General in the United States Air Force Reserve Base and served crucial roles during World War II and the Cold War. He was promoted as Colonel in 1953 and served as Air Force Reserve Commander at the Dobbins Air Reserve Base.

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Henry Fonda

Henry Fonda

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Before American stage and film director Henry Fonda made a debut in Hollywood in 1935, he was enlisted in the Navy to fight in the World War and helped to raise funds for the military defense of Great Britain. He served as 3rd Class Quartermaster on the USS Satterlee Destroyer and was later promoted as Air Combat Intelligence in the Central Pacific.

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Sean Connery

Sean Connery

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Multi-awarded Scottish actor and producer Sean Connery joined the Royal Navy before he ventured into Hollywood. He got two tattoos during his service in the militia to show his lifelong commitment to his family and to his country, Scotland.

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Tony Curtis

Tony Curtis

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Bernard Schwartz, more commonly known as Tony Curtis, is an American actor who rose to fame in the 1950’s. Following the Pearl Harbor attack during World War II, he enlisted in the United States Navy and the Pacific Submarine Force. He also served aboard the submarine USS Proteus until the war came to an end.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger

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Long before he ventured into Hollywood and politics and became an executive and a professional bodybuilder, Arnold Schwarzenegger served the Austrian Army to fulfill the requirement of the Austrian government among Austrian males to render at least one year of service in the military. He was around 21 years old when he served the militia and underwent basic army training in 1965.

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