#FamousVeterans born on May 12th include baseball legend #YogiBerra!
During World War II, Berra served in the United States Navy as a gunner's mate on the attack transport USS Bayfield during the Normandy landings. A Second Class Seaman, Berra was one of a six-man crew on a Navy rocket boat, firing machine guns and launching rockets at the German defenses on Omaha Beach. He was fired upon, but was not hit, and later received several commendations for his bravery. See if your favorite celebrity served
Famous Veterans Born May 11th - Denver Pyle
Denver Pyle a.k.a Uncle Jesse Duke (shown left) was born on this day in 1920 (d: 12/25/97). Prior to his fame as an actor, do you know Pyle enlisted in the Navy during WWII and was wounded in the Battle of Guadalcanal. Another on a long list of Famous Veterans... see if your favorite celeb served: FamousVeterans.com!
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Wishing Jack Klugman a happy angel birthday today! Jack Klugman stared on several hit TV shows including: Quincy M.E. and, of course, as Oscar Madison on The Odd Couple. But did you know that...
Wishing Rob Riggle a very Happy 51st Birthday today!
#SemperFi wishing comedian, actor and US Marine Officer Rob Riggle a very Happy 51st Birthday today! Rob is another on a long list of FamousVeterans.com. He retired from the Marine Corps Reserve after 23 years of service on January 1, 2013. Thanks for the laughs... and especially thank you for helping keep our great country safe through your military service!
Wishing #AmericanSniper #ChrisKyle a Happy Angel Birthday today!
Christopher Scott Kyle was a United States Navy SEAL and sniper. He served four tours in the Iraq War and was awarded several commendations for acts of heroism and meritorious service in combat (including Silver Star, Bronze Star, Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal). Kyle was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy in 2009 and published his bestselling autobiography, American Sniper, in 2012. An eponymous film adaptation of Kyle's book, directed by Clint Eastwood, was released three years…
Famous Veterans Born 4/5: Spencer Tracy
Famous Veterans born on this day include Hollywood legend #SpencerTracy (b:4/5/1900-d:6/10/1967). Tracy joined the U.S. Navy along with his best friend (and later fellow actor) Pat O'Brien. Check out 100s of actors, singers, artists, writers, athletes and more who all served: FamousVeterans.com
Famous Veterans born on 4/2 include actor (#TheBeverlyHillbillies and #BarnabyJones) #BuddyEbsen
Famous Veterans who were born on April 2nd include actor (#JedClampett on #TheBeverlyHillbillies and #BarnabyJones) #BuddyEbsen. See if your favorite celebrity served: FamousVeterans.com Ebsen served as executive officer on the Coast Guard-crewed Navy frigate USS Pocatello, which recorded weather at its "weather station". These patrols consisted of 30 days at sea, followed by 10 days in port at Seattle. Ebsen was honorably discharged from the Coast Guard as a lieutenant in 1946.
Famous Veterans Born 3/20: Peter Marshall
Famous Veterans celebrating #birthdays today include the original host of #TheHollywoodSquares (1966 to 1981) #PeterMarshall (who turns 95 years young today - drafted into the U.S. Army in 1944 and stationed in Italy. He was originally in the artillery, but was recruited to be a #discjockey at an #ArmedForcesRadio station in Naples. He was discharged in 1946 with the rank of staff sergeant). Happy birthday and thank you for serving our great nation!
Famous Veterans Born March 30th
Two Famous Veterans celebrating #birthdays today include #rapper MC Hammer (who turns 59 today – served in the Navy as a Petty Officer 3rd Class Aviation Store Keeper) & the original host of #TheHollywoodSquares (1966 to 1981) #PeterMarshall (who turns 95 years young today - drafted into the Army and stationed in Italy. He was originally in the artillery, but was recruited to be a #discjockey at an #ArmedForcesRadio station in Naples. He was discharged in 1946 with the rank of staff…
Famous Veterans Born March 26th: Spock
"Live long and prosper" Famous Veterans born on 3/26 include the universe's most-known #Vulcan: Star Trek’s “Spock” (Leonard Nimoy). Nimoy (who would have been 90 today) enlisted in the United States Army Reserve in 1953 at Fort McPherson Georgia. He served 18 months until 1955, leaving as a sergeant. Part of Nimoy's time in the military was spent with the Army Special Services, putting on shows which he wrote, narrated, and emceed. Happy angel birthday, Spock! And thank you for your…
Here are some interesting facts you may not know about sportscaster Howard Cosell
Cosell was admitted to the bar in the state of New York in 1941, but when the United States entered World War II at the end of that year he commissioned in the United States Army as an officer with its Transportation Corps. At the war's conclusion in 1945, he was discharged from the United States Army with the rank of Major.
Veteran Actor and Army Veteran George Segal passed away yesterday (March 23, 2021) at 87
Some of Segals’s most acclaimed roles are in films such as Ship of Fools (1965), King Rat (1965), Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966), The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1967), Where's Poppa? (1970), The Hot Rock (1972), Blume in Love (1973), A Touch of Class (1973), California Split (1974), For the Boys (1991), and Flirting with Disaster (1996). He was one of the first American film actors to rise to leading man status with an unchanged Jewish surname
Wishing a very happy birthday to two Famous Veterans born on March 20th
Wishing a very happy birthday to two Famous Veterans born on March 20th: #CarlReiner (who died last Summer at the age of 98 - Army Air Forces WWII) and Captain Barney Miller's #HalLinden (who turns 90 today! - U.S. Army). Thank you for your service! See if your favorite celebrity served: FamousVeterans.com #barneymiller #birthday #ww2 #armyairforces #army #airforce #armedforces #fame #famous #famousveterans #carlreiner #hallinden #happybirthday #bornonthisday
Famous Veterans: Chuck Woolery
Today we wish Chuck Woolery a very happy 80th birthday! Woolery is best known for hosting many game shows (#LoveConnection - #Scrabble – and as the original host of #WheelofFortunte)… but did you know that prior to his decades of game show hosting, acting and performing as a musician, Woolery served for 2 years in the United States Navy? #ChuckWoolery… another on a long list of FamousVeterans.com