Tagged: FamousVeterans.com

Happy Birthday Uncle Fester (Jackie Coogan) | Famous Veterans

Wishing Jackie Coogan a very happy angel birthday today.  Coogan (who was born on this day in 1914/died:3/1/1984) was an American actor and comedian who began his movie career as a child actor in silent films alongside such greats as Charlie Chaplin.  Later in life Coogan went on to star in movies and television.  He’s best know by many as… Read more

Happy Birthday Pat Sajak | Famous Veterans

Wishing Wheel of Fortune’s Pat Sajak a very happy birthday today.  Sajak (who was born on this day in 1946) also served in the US Army. Happy birthday!  And thank you for your service! FamousVeterans.com – see if your favorite celeb served!… Read more

Famous Veterans Birthdays Today: Audie Murphy and Danny Aiello

Today we wish a very Happy Angel Birthday to one of the most decorated American combat soldiers of World War II, Audie Murphy.  After the war, Murphy embarked on a 21-year acting career that included over 20 movies as well as a television show.  He received every military combat award for valor available from the U.S. Army, as well as… 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

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
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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