Kirk Douglas served in the Navy during World War II.

70+ Celebrities Who Were in the Military

Visiting his hometown in 1945, Col. Jimmy Stewart plays with a pair of puppets he made when he was seven years old.

LIFE With Jimmy Stewart: A War Hero Comes Home, 1945

Visiting his hometown in 1945, Col. Jimmy Stewart plays with a pair of puppets he made when he was seven years old.

... Member of World War II Black Sheep Squadron; earned two Purple Hearts

... Member of World War II Black Sheep Squadron; earned two Purple Hearts

U.S. Army medic James E. Callahan of Pittsfield, Mass., tends to a wounded soldier in June 1967.

35 years after the fall: The Vietnam War in pictures

U.S. Army medic James E. Callahan of Pittsfield, Mass., tends to a wounded soldier in June 1967.

Lloyd Vernet Bridges, Jr. (January 15, 1913 – March 10, 1998) enlist in the Coast Guard and returned to acting after the war. He was a member of Coast Guard Auxiliary in the 11th District and did a number of public service announcements for the Coast Guard.  He was latter appointed an honorary commodore.

Lloyd Vernet Bridges, Jr. (January 15, 1913 – March 10, 1998) enlist in the Coast Guard and returned to acting after the war. He was a member of Coast Guard Auxiliary in the 11th District and did a number of public service announcements for the Coast Guard. He was latter appointed an honorary commodore.

Dan Rowan-Army Air Corps-WW2-fighter pilot-2nd Lieutenant-survived a plane crash (Comedian -Laugh In)

Dan Rowan-Army Air Corps-WW2-fighter pilot-2nd Lieutenant-survived a plane crash (Comedian -Laugh In)

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