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Famous Veterans Birthdays Today: Audie Murphy and Danny Aiello

Audie Murphy died in a plane crash in Virginia in 1971, which was shortly before his 46th birthday. He was interred with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery. His grave is one of the most visited sites in the cemetery. Today we wish a very Happy Angel Birthday to one of the most decorated American combat soldiers of World… Read more
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… Robinson in his Army uniform, ca. 1943, during a visit to his home in Pasadena, California, receiving a military salute from his… 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 Famous Veterans Site Launched Can you guess what Bob Barker and Drew… Read more

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

Chief David Bald Eagle passed away at the age of 97 on Friday, July 22, 2016 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… Read more
Garry Marshall

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

Garry Marshall passed away on July 19, 2016 from complications from a stroke 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… 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