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Top 10 Celebrities Who Have Served In The Military

Elite Facts Presents 10 Celebrities Who Have Served in the Military 10. Michael Caine
Michael Caine served in the British Army as a rifle infantryman during the Korean War. Caine has always been a supporter of the military
and believes that anyone who breaks the law should have to serve for at least six months
as he states “I’m just saying, put them in the Army for six months. You’re there to learn how to defend your country. You belong to the country. Then when you come out, you have a sense of
belonging rather than a sense of violence”. He states that he is still haunted by his
experiences in the Korean War. He states that his life completely changed
after he and his fellow soldiers narrowly escaped death on the battlefield. Caine was only 18 when he was drafted to the
military as he was sent out to help those who were in need in south korea following
an attempt by north korea to invade the country. 9. Christopher Lee
I think it’s very safe to say that Sir Christopher Lee has done it all. He took the reigns of Dracula from Bela Lugosi,
He’s had prominent roles in many other films and juggernaut franchises such as Star Wars,
Lord of the Rings and even performed vocals for his own heavy metal band. Before his career started however, He served
his country during World War 2. When World War II broke out, Lee volunteered
to fight for the Finnish forces during the Winter War in 1939. He and other British volunteers were kept
away from actual fighting, but they were issued winter gear and were posted on guard duty
a safe distance from the front lines. It wasn’t until 1941 that Lee decided to
join the Royal Air Force. 8. Elvis Presley
Elvis was drafted for a two year stint on December 20, 1957, completed basic training
on September 17, 1958, and then served in Friedberg, Germany in which he would meet
Colin Powell. He was stationed there from October 1, 1958
through to March 2, 1960. He was eligible for the “Special Services,”
which basically would have allowed him to receive special treatment for the simple reason
that he was the One and Only Elvis Presley. Instead of opting for the celebrity treatment,
he preferred to serve just like everyone else, and the guys who served with him have said
that he just wanted to be one of the guys. He was honourably discharged as Sergeant Elvis
Presley. 7. Steve McQueen
This one might have been a bit obvious with his connection to war films. Steve McQueen became a tank driver for the
Marine Corps in 1947 was noted to have had a rebellious streak during his service. It was reported that After he was promoted
to Private First Class in the Marine Corps, he was continuously demoted back to private
on 7 different occasions, including once when he stayed out long after a weekend pass had
expired and had to be hauled back by the shore patrol. That being said however, It shouldn’t diminish
his accomplishments as McQueen was noted to have been a Heroic soldier as he had saved
the lives of 5 different marine soldiers when he pulled them out of a tank before it had
broke through ice, plummeting to the bottom of the ocean. McQueen was honorably discharged from the
army in 1950 where he would then begin his amazing film career. 6. Randy Couture
Okay, Randy Couture is just badass! Not only is he cited as an MMA legend and
the fact that he is the oldest UFC Heavyweight Champion, Holding the championship at the
age of 45 AND currently holds the record for the most UFC Heavyweight Championship reigns
by holding the belt on 3 different occasions between 1997 and 2008 AND is one of 2 combat
fighters to have held the UFC Heavyweight Championship and UFC Light-Heavyweight championship
(Who again currently holds the most reigns over that championship) , But he also served
as a soldier before he entered the octagon. The bruiser served in the Army for a total
of six years and reached the rank of sergeant before starting his now legendary MMA career. 5. Rob Riggle
So even this took me by surprise. Rob Riggle who is best known for his work
on Saturday Night Live along with various comedy films such as Step Brothers, 21 Jump
Street and his most recent role as Frank West in Dead Rising: Watchtower, had previously
served in the Marine Corps with him serving 23 years before retiring in 2013. That’s right, He we was serving whilst making
most of the comedy films and SNL sketches he was best known for. There has been no other actor who has done
this. Riggle’s role in the Marine corps was lieutenant
colonel and public affairs officer with the NYC unit. 4. Clint Eastwood
So it’s pretty safe to say that Clint Eastwood may owe the military for his now famed movie
career. Eastwood was drafted into the Army in 1950
during the Korean War, stationed at Fort Ord in California. An Army friend, Chuck Hill, had contacts in
Hollywood and thought that he might do well in the movies. Before then, though, Eastwood luckily cheated
death when a military plane he was flying crashed into the Pacific Ocean. He was able to survive the crash landing and
used an inflatable raft to swim to shore. Because of this, He testified at a hearing
in regards to the incident which prevented him from serving overseas in Korea. 3. Jimi Hendrix
So Jimi Hendrix’ music was largely impacted by the vietnam war. Well that’s because he was enlisted in the
military during the course of the Vietnam war. Hendrix joined the Army in 1961 at the young
age of 19. Although he wasn’t drafted and it was completely
voluntary, He didn’t have a choice. Well technically he did have a choice as After
being caught stealing cars in Seattle, the police gave him a choice where he could either
Join the Army or go to jail. He joined the 101st Airborne Division in Fort
Campbell, Kentucky, where he served for one year before being discharged. The musician claimed he parted ways with the
organisation after a parachuting accident. After being discharged, he wrote the hit song
“Machine Gun” in protest against the Vietnam war. 2. Shaggy
Before his successful music career, Shaggy enlisted himself into the U.S Marine core
in the 80s. He credits his stint in the Marines for his
successful music career. In an interview during the 2011 Grammys, He
states that “Being in the Marines didn’t influence my musical career artistically. I think it did it as far as discipline, as
far as preparing me for the rigorous schedules that was gonna come with doing music because
I had no clue.” He served in Desert Storm and though he has
called himself “a skater” and “not your model Marine,” he would eventually serve as a Field
Artillery Cannon Crewman. 1. Chuck Norris
What’s that? Another thing Chuck Norris is successful in? Add that the ongoing list of accomplishments! But in all seriousness, Norris was a member
of the United States Air Force where he served as an Air Policeman in 1958. He was stationed at Osan Air Base, South Korea. It was here in which he found his calling
in martial arts as he began his training in Tang Soo Do. Obviously he went on to earn his black belts
and he also founded the art of the Chun Kuk Do form. Norris was honorably discharged in 1962 where
he would then go on to continue his career in martial arts. Don’t forget to like us and subscribe
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  1. Wendy Darling Posted on September 26, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    God Bless These Soldiers Dead or Alive! ❤

  2. ashley jones Posted on September 26, 2016 at 11:20 pm

    yeah I love this channel

  3. Brandon Shaver Posted on September 26, 2016 at 11:43 pm

    Actor James Arness and WWE Wrestler Randy Orton

  4. Angela Hinkson Posted on September 27, 2016 at 12:22 am

    I'm shocked SHAGGY it wasn't me was in the Navy it's good thing I was sitting down when I was watching this video.

  5. Mi apodo es Chivo Posted on September 27, 2016 at 3:48 am

    failed video lol

  6. Daniel Lewis Posted on September 27, 2016 at 4:59 am

    7:18 check out the beautiful lady to the left.

  7. Brandon Puntalba Posted on September 27, 2016 at 5:46 am

    why isnt kennedy on here

  8. Rezifying Posted on September 27, 2016 at 7:19 am

    This channel needs more active subs 🙁

  9. TheSpoiler001 Posted on September 27, 2016 at 8:31 am

    & James Garner? Lee Marvin? Charles Bronson?

  10. Benjamin Allen Posted on September 27, 2016 at 10:21 am

    Wow the actor who played as afresh is an actual badass

  11. banko222000 Posted on September 27, 2016 at 10:27 am

    What about Audie Murphy. He was the most badass of this bunch.

  12. David Jackson Posted on September 27, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    I think Donald Pleasance was in the British military (possibly RAF). Then he goes on to play an Airman in The Great Escape

  13. David Jackson Posted on September 27, 2016 at 7:50 pm

    I think Ernest Borgnine (from The Wild Bunch and Airwolf) was in the military.

  14. tuipale Posted on September 29, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    Thank you Christopher Lee for helping Finland!

  15. darwin ang Posted on September 30, 2016 at 2:45 am

    hey, you forgot phillip norris of morris, whatever

  16. Vampire mamba Posted on October 16, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    to the celebrities that served in the U.S thank you for your service for my country god bless y'all

  17. Vampire mamba Posted on October 16, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    thankyou for serving our beloved USA

  18. Ross Findlay Posted on December 9, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    Huey Morgan from the fun lovin criminals, James blunt, Prince Andrew and Prince Harry, Billy Connoly, Sir Sean connery, Roger Moore and JFK

  19. Joe Moskal Posted on December 14, 2016 at 6:26 am

    What the fuck is a marine soldier

  20. Michael McAnally Posted on December 21, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    Some of the those who served in the forties to the seventies were probably drafted.

  21. William Wiggans Posted on April 15, 2017 at 11:20 pm

    Um, Major General James M Stewart? He made movies while serving in the Air Force Reserve. Has a bomber pilot in WWII and the last bombing run he went on was over North Vietnam.

  22. Drac Williams Posted on April 20, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    I didn't see John Cena so it's a thumbs down.

  23. Matthaeus Fekade Posted on April 28, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    there is no such thing as marine soldiers its just marines

  24. GeoBuff1968 Posted on May 8, 2017 at 10:29 pm

    It said Steve McQueen was in the USMC then later said he was discharged from the Army?

  25. Tyler Griffin Posted on May 25, 2017 at 12:04 am

    1. The fuck is a marine soldier?
    2. It's amazing how back then you could get demoted 7 times and still get an honorable discharge.

  26. MrPyroguy1 Posted on June 8, 2017 at 11:14 pm

    23 years? :O

  27. U.S. Army Infantry Posted on July 11, 2017 at 9:06 am

    @2:00 the only person to touch Elvis's hair.

  28. chase colgan Posted on July 31, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    What about Auddie Murphy? He was a hero in ww2, especially during the Battle of Anzio

  29. tomt mckelley Posted on August 10, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    why is it the ones who knock the military are the ones who have never served

  30. Chris Watson Posted on September 4, 2017 at 11:53 pm

    eye twitches Marine soldiers??? I think you mean Marines!

  31. Marc R Posted on September 19, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    John Cena aint serve shit

  32. I'm not tony Posted on October 14, 2017 at 6:25 am

    Us marine. Discharged from army? These guys are disrespectful

  33. Ryan Gutierrez Posted on October 15, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    Marines and Soldiers are completely different

  34. Jorge Rodriguez Posted on October 26, 2017 at 12:39 am

    Another thing there is no such thing as a MARINE soldier idiot. Army are soldiers MARINES are MARINES,, DEVIL DOGS JARHEADS AND LEATHER NECKS.

  35. wargasm74 Posted on November 2, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    Its funny, Chuck Norris only wears Marine desert digital…….but he was an Airman….SMH

  36. Edward Rau Posted on November 4, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    Hey just so y'all know we aren't Marine Soldiers. We are US Marines

  37. Jon Spillane Posted on November 10, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    I cringed when they said "marine soldier"

  38. zachary Imlah Posted on November 12, 2017 at 11:09 pm

    Lol. “Marine Soldier”

  39. William Prince Posted on November 13, 2017 at 10:32 am

    Christopher Lee was a clandestine commando.

  40. THE RICHWINE Posted on November 26, 2017 at 5:04 pm

    The Marine Corps ain’t the fucking army! We’re not soldiers, we’re U.S. Marines!

  41. Wes Rodriguez Posted on November 27, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    How can McQueen be a Marine and be discharged from the Army?

  42. ConflictedBacon Posted on November 30, 2017 at 3:03 am

    Bitch what??

  43. ConflictedBacon Posted on November 30, 2017 at 3:05 am

    Rob riggle was in the reserves as a pilot

  44. Ryan Brown Posted on November 30, 2017 at 3:30 am

    Riggle was in combat wasn't he?

  45. zinzin818 Posted on January 2, 2018 at 10:16 pm

    I literally stopped watching this when you said a marine was a soldier

  46. Mothy Organ Posted on January 4, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Nice chop job on Steve McQueen…NOT!

  47. er1073 Posted on January 4, 2018 at 9:31 pm

    Your facts are flawed. Steve McQueen if still alive would be a Marine he was no longer on active duty when he went into acting. If he was discharged from the Marine Corps why do you call him a soldier? I would appreciate that you get your facts straight since I am a Marine. Semper Fi Brothers and Sisters

  48. JC Stinson Posted on January 5, 2018 at 4:10 am

    You forgot Major General James "Jimmy" Stewart. He also had a noted military career and was a World War II and Vietnam War veteran and pilot, who rose to the rank of Brigadier General in the United States Air Force Reserve, becoming the highest-ranking actor in military history. On May 23, 1985, President Ronald Reagan awarded Stewart the Presidential Medal of Freedom, simultaneously advancing Stewart to the rank of Major General on the U.S. Air Force Retired list.

  49. Ronald McDonald Posted on January 6, 2018 at 10:13 pm

    This yt is so wrong in too many ways to list. Some blatant errors mentioned by others.

    I will mentiin one: this yt helps perpetuate the really stupid myth that criminal degenerates can perform worthy military service. That might have been partly true half a century ago, but not now.

    Fact is that 80% of US HS graduates dont meet bare minimal standards for military entrance. Most are too weak or stupid and some others unfit for legal/mental reasons, etc. Only the best 1/5 of young Americans are suitable, but disrespect for what vets are capable of continues to be rampant.

  50. We Watch Videos Posted on January 7, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    Cena did serve

  51. mellakat80 Posted on January 13, 2018 at 6:18 am

    Did you just say Marine "SOLDIERS?" Uh… no. No. There's no such thing. There are soldiers and there are MARINES. You don't combine the two. Soldiers serve the army. Marines are Marines.

  52. Jacob Hooper Posted on January 17, 2018 at 11:33 pm

    Lol "marine soldiers" no that's not how it works. That's like saying fire fighter police detective

  53. U.S. Marine Corps05 Posted on February 12, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    Semper fi do or die

  54. TomCruiseandJenniferAniston fan Posted on February 28, 2018 at 3:33 am

    Its army soldier its not marine soldier, trust me I know I'm in a military family, my grandpa was an a Sgt in the army, I have 3 uncles that served two in the army and 1 in airforce

  55. Infinity Memes FOREVA Posted on April 21, 2018 at 3:57 pm

    Most people won’t know this celebrity who servered the military his name is Randy Orton

  56. Jack Pleier Posted on April 27, 2018 at 5:57 am

    Johnnie Cash, Sinbad, George Carlin, Bob Ross and Jimmy Stewart all served in the Air Force. Cash served in the 6911 communications Security Squadron near Bremerhaven Germany, Sinbad was a Security Policeman, George Carlin was a munitions handler, Bob Ross was an Aircraft Maintenance Ted, and Stewart was a Pilot. Both Ross and Stewart retired after more than 20 years, Ross as a Master Sergeant, and Jimmy Stewart as a Brigadier General.

  57. Time 4 Change Posted on June 8, 2018 at 8:21 pm

    I came because of the picture of Cena. He never served I'm the military.

  58. Gabriel Tejada Posted on July 12, 2018 at 10:51 pm

    OK why is John Cena in the thumbnail I didn’t even see him once in the video

  59. Miguel Rivera Posted on August 24, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    Did he say he pulled 5 Marine Soldiers🤦🏻‍♂️

  60. Misty Mountain Video Posted on August 24, 2018 at 10:09 pm

    What about Adam Driver?

  61. Christian Jarmon Posted on October 3, 2018 at 8:21 pm

    Eastwood mentioned he served in Korea in Gran Torino, I didn’t know he was an actual Korea vet!! 😱😱😱

  62. Elder Smith Posted on October 10, 2018 at 5:11 am

    Name the ranks in the Marines

  63. Elder Smith Posted on October 10, 2018 at 5:13 am

    My uncle was a gunnery Sargent in the Marines

  64. Tavon Walker Posted on October 30, 2018 at 6:33 am

    Morgan Freeman served also

  65. Dwayne Mattson Posted on November 4, 2018 at 5:44 pm

    Nothing elite about this channel.

  66. john sepulveda Posted on November 15, 2018 at 5:07 pm

    YEA BUT LETS ALSO REMEMBER THAT GOOD OLD ELVIS PRESLEY WHEN CALLED UP DIDN'T WANT TO SERVE HE WAS SCARED IT WOULD RUIN HIS SINGING CAREER after he was told it might just make him more famous that's when he agreed to join

  67. Roderick V Wenner Posted on December 13, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Uh, bob ross?

  68. Nep Posted on December 15, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    Do your research and get your terminology correct before making a “fact” video marines are not soldiers and how does a marine tank driver(McQueen)get “honorably discharged from the army”?

  69. William Guzman Posted on December 23, 2018 at 10:49 am

    Marine soldier 😂

  70. juanita Jackson Posted on January 2, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    What about gunny sgt Ermey

  71. Adam Shotts Posted on January 7, 2019 at 12:07 am

    What about Roberto Clemente and Jimmy Stewart

  72. David Jackson Posted on January 7, 2019 at 6:50 pm

    Michael Caine in the Korean War? I didn't know British soldiers were fighting in the Korean War.

  73. David Jackson Posted on January 7, 2019 at 6:53 pm

    And we know Chuck Norris as Colonel Scott McCoy of the Delta Force in The Delta Force film.

  74. David Jackson Posted on January 7, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    Was JFK in The Navy?

  75. I Prefer The Mk V Helmet Posted on January 10, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    Marines are Marines not soldiers

  76. Trev SpRks Posted on March 3, 2019 at 5:57 am

    What about tim Kennedy a ufc fighter, special forces sniper, army ranger and green Beret

  77. Jimmy Ryan Posted on March 3, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    Cena never served

  78. Bucky McBuckson Posted on March 3, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    John Cena wasn’t a marine. It’s part of his wrestling persona.

  79. Johnny Santos Posted on March 3, 2019 at 9:51 pm

    Was McQueen in the Army or the Marines?

    You called him a Soldier, said “Marine Soldier” which makes no sense

    But you said he was honorably discharged from the Army

    Goddamn civilians need to know more about the people risking their lives for them

    It’s the least they can do

  80. Dk Spartan Posted on March 5, 2019 at 11:15 pm

    Love the Marines

  81. Son of Liberty Posted on March 10, 2019 at 9:36 pm

    My dad served in Germany at the same time Elvis Presley did, I do not believe that Elvis earned those sergeant stripes in two years of service that kind of catering to celebrity kisses off the regular soldiers.

  82. Son of Liberty Posted on March 10, 2019 at 9:46 pm

    I'll have to take issue with your list. It was said that the one actor from Saturday Night Live was the only one to have an acting career and a military career at the same time. Wrong! How about General James Stewart? One of my favorite actors of all time Jimmy Stewart served as a pilot in the United States Air Force and Air Force Reserves while he had an awesome career as an actor. He retired after many years in the Air Force and as an actor, at the rank of General. They flew bombers as part of the Strategic Air Command.

  83. Leo Peridot Posted on March 27, 2019 at 11:54 am

    Why do you have that POS Jon Cena on the cover of your video? He never served a day in his life! Granted he does stuff for the USO, but it's just a publicity stunt for the WWE. Your list sucks!

    Just about every Hollywood men were in the military during the 40s, 50s, and 60s because our country has been at war just about every decade. Except for cowards like John Wayne and Donald Trump.

    Here's something else that Sir Christopher Lee was a member of; SOE. Basically a spy and government assassin.

  84. Mark Owens Posted on April 12, 2019 at 4:40 pm

    Ok is it Army or Marines???

  85. Todd Peucker Posted on May 27, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    McQueen was busted down in rank 7 times but got an honorable discharge? Elvis didn't want special treatment but made the rank of Sergeant in less than two years? Hendrix was in the army during the Vietnam war but was out by ' does that work? Said Riggle served while he was a celebrity and is the only celebrity to do that?…how about brigadier general James Stewart AAC/USAF who was a bomber pilot in WW2 and Air Force reserves the entirety of his show business career?

  86. Ecstasy Dealer Posted on June 13, 2019 at 12:52 am

    Marine soldiers 😂😂😂😂😂

  87. CAN YA DIG IT.? Posted on August 11, 2019 at 6:10 am

    No love for Mr T.?

  88. Jasmine Winkler Posted on September 19, 2019 at 12:20 am

    I think it's a good thing to serve in the military, the Desaster Controlment, Fire Department, EMS or any other service.

    It should be a mandatory (hopefully I googled the correct translation) for every young man and woman to serve at least one year in these services.

    I served 6 years as combat medic in the German military. And I am in my 16th year in the EMS and Desaster Controlment.

    And it was absolutely the best decision I made to choose that career.

    That my daughter decided to join the army too and study medicine to become an medical officer in the "Bundeswehr" makes me more than proud.

    Saluting all my comrades all over the world. Thank you for your service brothers and sisters.

  89. Julio Cantu Posted on September 20, 2019 at 4:22 pm

    Why is John Cena on the thumbnail? I'm not hating on Cena, I'm just asking.

  90. Donovan Delaney Posted on September 23, 2019 at 11:13 pm

    What about John Cina?