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Dr. Benjamin Spock-Navy-WW2-called to active duty at 41, Lieutenant Commander-evaluated sailors facing discharge for being unfit (Child Care Specialist)

Benjamin to active duty at Lieutenant Commander-evaluated sailors facing discharge for being unfit (Child Care Specialist)

Jack Benny (born Benjamin Kubelsky; Feb 14, 1894 – Dec 26, 1974) left show business briefly in 1917 to join US Navy during World War I, and he often entertained troops with his violin playing. One evening, his violin performance was booed by troops, so with prompting from fellow sailor and actor Pat O'Brien, he ad-libbed his way out of the jam and left them laughing. He received more comedy spots in revues & did well, earning himself a reputation as a comedian & musician.

Feb 1894 – Dec left show business briefly in 1917 to join US Navy during World War I.

Harvey Herschel Korman (February 15, 1927 – May 29, 2008) was an American comedic actor who performed in television and movie productions and was also a voice artist. He served in the United States Navy during World War II.

Harvey Herschel Korman (February 1927 – May was an American comedic actor who performed in television and movie productions and was also a voice artist. He served in the United States Navy during World War II.

Henry Ford II-Navy-WW2-served 2 years-Lieutenant-requested sea duty but his Father's death required that he leave the Navy to assume control of Ford Motor Co. The Secretary of the Navy requested he leave (FORD MOTOR CO/Industrialist)

Henry Ford 2 years-Lieutenant-requested sea duty but his Father's death required that he leave the Navy to assume control of Ford Motor Co. The Secretary of the Navy requested he leave (FORD MOTOR CO/Industrialist)

Arthur Marx-Coast Guard-WW2-South Pacific (Author, Tennis Pro, Groucho's son)

Arthur Marx-Coast Guard-WW2-South Pacific (Author, Tennis Pro, Groucho's son)

Red Skelton-Army-WW2-1944-Entertainment Corps-he performed as many as 10 to 12 shows per day. The pressure of his workload caused him to suffer a nervous breakdown. (Actor/Comedian)

Red Corps-he performed as many as 10 to 12 shows per day. The pressure of his workload caused him to suffer a nervous breakdown.

Robert Wood Johnson-Army-WW2-US Ordnance Dept.-Brigadier General (Chief Executive of JOHNSON & JOHNSON-1932-63)

Robert Wood Johnson-Army-WW2-US Ordnance Dept.-Brigadier General (Chief Executive of JOHNSON & JOHNSON-1932-63)

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