Henry Fonda

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Born in 1905, Henry Ford acted in films for fifty years. Amidst his very successful acting career, he took a surprising decision. The decision was about joining the army. In 1941, when the world war stated he got involved with the navy and said that he found it difficult to act a war sequence in the studio when out there people were fighting in real life. He was entrusted the job of quartermaster and served for three years. 

Lee Van Cleef

Untitled collageThis famous reel life villain was a real-life hero. He has been featured as a villain in prominent films like Angel Eyes in The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. This skillful actor was a part of Navy in the time of ww2. During that time he traveled a lot from Europe to the Middle East and many more places. He served them as a submarine chaser and as a minesweeper.

Sherman Hemsley


This unforgettable personality had filled our lives with laughter back in 1970’s and 198os. But do you know before entering the showbiz, there was a time when he had no trace of happiness in his life? He didn’t know anything about his father and used to see his mother going through a number of troubles to keep them alive. He quit his academics to partake in the Air Force. He worked there for four years and came back to his town only to work as a mailman. 

Johnny Carson

CarrrsonWe all love The Tonight Show and cannot forget the contribution of Johnny Carson in taking it to the next level. He served as a host of this talk show for 30 years. This amazing host has also worked in U.S. Navy and underwent officers training at Columbia University. He worked with the USS Pennsylvania in the Pacific. Being communication manager he was given the task of deciphering encrypted messages. He was also an amateur boxer. He stepped into the entertainment industry by associating himself with Omaha radio station. After that, he got featured as a host in morning television program.   

J.R.R. Tolkien

This is a 1967 photo of J.R.R. Tolkien. Tolkien is the author of "The Lord of the Rings" and an Oxford University Professor. (AP Photo)

It is believed that a writer’s biggest source of inspiration is his imagination. But this adventurous writer has learned a lot from his experiences that helped him to pen some masterpieces. The author of The Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings, J.R.R Tolkien had battled in the trenches during WW1. He, unlike his fellow, decided to immortalize that time by writing them down. He in his books describes the battles he fought, ailments that struck him and the monotonous lifestyle. His experiences soon became a beautiful adventurous story for the readers.

Drew Carey

55 Honorable Celebs You Didn't Know Served in the Military

Did you expect this name here?No, right. we all recognize him as the host of The Drew Carey Show and Who’s line is it anyway? Bu very few of us know that this mindblowing comedian has spent six years of his life as a hardened Marine. In the late 1970s to early 1980’s, he served with U.S. Marine Corps. He stated that he never talks much about his past profession so that his image as a comedian doesn’t get affected.