Famous people who've served their country

Oliver Stone

In 1967, Stone enlisted in the US Army and requested combat duty in Vietnam.

Elvis Presley (1935–1977)

The King was drafted into the US Army in 1958. He then commenced basic training at Fort Hood, TX before joining the 3rd Armored Division in Friedberg, Germany.

Steve McQueen (1930–1980)

McQueen joined the US Marine Corps in 1947. In an incident during an Arctic exercise he saved the lives of five other Marines, pulling them from a tank before it broke through ice into the sea.

Gene Hackman

Hackman left home at age 16 and lied about his age to enlist in the US Marine Corps.

Tom Selleck

Selleck joined the California National Guard, serving with the 160th Infantry Regiment of the California Army from 1967 to 1973.

Queen Elizabeth II (1926 - 2022)

The then-Princess Elizabeth joined the Auxiliary Territorial Service of the British Army in 1945, during the Second World War.

Clint Eastwood

Drafted into the US Army in 1950, Eastwood was posted to Fort Ord in northern California for his entire stint in the military. He was honorably discharged in 1951.

Henry Fonda (1905–1982)

Enlisted in the U Navy to fight in World War II, Fonda served on the destroyer USS Satterlee.

Morgan Freeman

Freeman enlisted in the US Air Force in 1955. He served as an Automatic Tracking Radar Repairman, rising to the rank of Airman 1st Class.