Category: Famous Veterans

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

World Premiere ‘Fallujah’ – The First Opera About The Iraq War Experience

Army National Guard on 7th Street – Long Beach, CA – March 12, 2016 – 8 p.m. PT Long Beach Opera, explore.org and KCETLink Media Group Collaborate to Launch a Modern Opera About War and PTSD KCET Public Television in Southern California and the Link TV National Satellite Network To Broadcast Live Performance of “Fallujah” on March 18 at 8… Read more
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Vietnam Veteran, Super Bowl Champion Rocky Bleier visits VA

Former Pittsburgh Steeler running back Rocky Bleier gave an inspirational talk at VA Central Office on February 16 on how he overcame Vietnam War injuries to have a successful career in the NFL. Bleier came to VA at the request of Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald to discuss the work he does now with Veterans. In under 5 minutes Rocky… Read more

October News: Casting Call, Breast Cancer Awareness, Yogi Berra and More!

VA a Leader in Breast Cancer Screening Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women, following lung cancer. Breast Cancer Awareness Month fact: Localized breast cancer has a 99 percent survival rate if detected early! Links to a Breast Cancer Risk Calculator, read about risk factors, links to the VA Women’s Health Services’ website and much… Read more

The Passing of an American Hero: Mourning the Loss of Yankee Great Yogi Berra

  It is with a profound sense of loss and heartfelt sorrow that the Board of Directors of the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center (YBMLC) shares the news that Yogi Berra has passed away at the age of 90 due to natural causes. Yogi conducted his life with unwavering integrity, humility and a contagious good humor that elevated him… Read more

Maude | Famous Veterans | John Amos and Bea Arthur

Trivia Question: What do Bea Arthur and John Amos have in common? Ok… yes… they both are actors… and yes they both have acted on “Maude!” But they both have something very patriotic in common! They both proudly served our country. Bea Arthur (star of All in the Family, Maude and The Golden Girls) served in the Marine Corps Women’s… Read more

Hosts of The Price is Right | FamousVeterans

Trivia Question: What do Drew Carey and Bob Barker have in common? Ok… yes… they both are/have hosted the long-running game show “The Price is Right!” But they both have something very patriotic in common! They both proudly served in our great country’s armed forces. Bob Barker served in the United States Navy and Drew Carey served in the United… Read more