This s in no way meant to be a slight of any who served with honor in their countries' armed forces, but . . .?! I had to make some restrictions in this list to make it manageable.
1st. The military service had to be sometime within this century or the past century.
2nd. The list is restricted to "artists" (i.e. actors, writers, etc.)
3rd. While there have been "famous" people who joined the military, this list is restricted, for the most part, to those "famous" people who joined the military, before they were famous.
I have wanted to do this for a long time. Thus, I hope everyone finds it as interesting as I have.
WWII U.S. Marines
saw action on Guadalcanal
became a drill sergeant
from whence he learned his clipped cadence of speaking.
To be continued . . .