Category: Famous Veterans

Famous Veterans: Jackie Robinson

Military History of Jackie Robinson – The 1st African American to play in Major League Baseball

Rounding out January birthdays of #FamousVeterans include baseball legend Jackie Robinson! Born: January 31, 1919 (Died: October 24, 1972).  Here’s a very interesting read about Jackie Robinson’s time in uniform! (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) Follow VOB On… In 1942, Robinson was drafted and assigned to a segregated Army cavalry unit in Fort Riley, Kansas. Having the requisite qualifications, Robinson… Read more
What do Don Knotts, Buddy Hackett and Dean Jones all have in common?

What do Don Knotts, Buddy Hackett and Dean Jones all have in common?

Besides being famous actors and comedians and staring in the Herbie The Love Bug movies together, what is something patriotic that Don Knotts, Buddy Hackett and Dean Jones all have in common? Did you know all 3 are military veterans and are on a list of FamousVeterans.com? Don Knotts served in the United States Army from June 21, 1943 to… Read more
Tax Free Shopping

Summer 2017 Veteran Owned Business Newsletter

VOB Member and Supporter News: Follow VOB On… Veterans Will Soon Get To Shop Tax-Free! Starting later this year, all honorably discharged veterans, no matter their branch of service, will be eligible to shop tax-free online at the Army & Air Force Exchange Service…Click here to read more Visit Your Military Veterans Discounts for a full list Famous Veterans Site… Read more

2016 DAV Flight Team Schedule

DAV Airshow Outreach The DAV Airshow Outreach Program was developed to increase public awareness of disabled veterans and to serve veterans in communities across the nation. Using two B-25 medium bombers, the program reminds the public of the sacrifices veterans have made and continue to make to keep our nation free. About the Bombers The North American B25 was among… Read more

Remembering Chief David Bald Eagle – WWII 82nd Airborne Veteran – An Extraordinary Life

David Bald Eagle’s life’s story reads like a chapter from the real-life version of the most interesting man in the world! From his role in the Oscar-winning movie Dances with Wolves to dancing with the legendary Marilyn Monroe; from playing semi-professional baseball in Minnesota to being a professional rodeo rider, Bald Eagle lived a life that would be extraordinary by… Read more
Garry Marshall

Remembering Garry Marshall – Entertainer and Korean War Veteran (Army)

Garry Marshall is well-known as a director, producer, writer and credited/uncredited actor, but did you know he also proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War?  Garry Marshall is another in a long list of Famous Veterans who are unique in the fact that they all wore a military uniform at one time or another in their… Read more