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Old 12 February 2009, 11:48
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Jumpin' Junkie?
Nope. He decided that he wanted out, so he told his CoC that he was having gay fantasies, dreams, and was fantasizing about the other men in his company.

Got out that way.

It's well documented (scans of docs, etc.) in the Hendrix biography, "Room Full of Mirrors."
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Old 12 February 2009, 11:52
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It is an old urban legend. He graduated in High School too late to have served in WWII and was given a deferment during the Korean War.
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Old 12 February 2009, 11:53
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Kris Kirstofferson-

Kristofferson ultimately joined the U.S. Army and achieved the rank of Captain. He became a helicopter pilot after receiving flight training at Fort Rucker, Alabama. He also completed Ranger School. During the early 1960s, he was deployed to West Germany as a member of the 8th Infantry Division[4]. It was during this time that he resumed his music career and formed a band. In 1965, when his tour of duty ended, Kristofferson was offered a position as a professor of English Literature at West Point.

I remember when he was on the 'Tonight Show' and johnny Carson asked him what the most difficult thing he had done was- he looked into the camera and said "Day 10 Florida Phase". Johnny asked him what that meant and he said, "Those that matter understand".
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Old 12 February 2009, 11:59
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Too bad we don't have any modern-day stories like this. I hope some future Hollywood A-List come from veterans of this war.

Hell, I would give it a shot but I am uglier than hell!

As a side note (and despite the massive backlash that will no doubt occur here) I am considering going out to an American Idol audition next season. Figure it wouldn't hurt and would give me something to do :D
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Old 12 February 2009, 12:04
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Fred Rodgers never served??? Wow... that was an old hand-me-down story from the guys in the Corps I knew, too...
He was colorblind as a colorblind bat. His staff had to hang his sweater for the day in the exact same spot in that closet on the set so he'd pick the right one.

He was also an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church and graduated from seminary.
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Old 12 February 2009, 12:32
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...As a side note (and despite the massive backlash that will no doubt occur here) I am considering going out to an American Idol audition next season. Figure it wouldn't hurt and would give me something to do.
Here's some inspiration.

Make sure you wear the uniform you had meeting President Bush. If it's good enough for the W...

just sayin'

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Too bad we don't have any modern-day stories like this. I hope some future Hollywood A-List come from veterans of this war.

Hell, I would give it a shot but I am uglier than hell!

As a side note (and despite the massive backlash that will no doubt occur here) I am considering going out to an American Idol audition next season. Figure it wouldn't hurt and would give me something to do :D
Really? Good luck. Give a shout out to SOCNET if you get on.
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come on people, Chuck Norris!!
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I know it's an easy one, but R. Lee Ermey.

Also, Elvis. :big grin":
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Old 12 February 2009, 16:09
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Don't forget Drew Cary was in the USMC reserve. I also found that James Earl Jones was an Army Ranger.
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Dr. Ruth was an Israeli sniper and has combat wounds...hardcore.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruth_Westheimer
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Dr. Ruth was an Israeli sniper and has combat wounds...hardcore.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruth_Westheimer
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Eddie Albert USCG, Bronze Star.

Dennis Franz US Army.

And more

http://www.military.com/NewContent/0...terans,00.html
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Old 12 February 2009, 17:02
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Going back to the OP - Martha Raye - "Colonel Maggie" - one of the greatest women ever.

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Old 12 February 2009, 17:07
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Arnold Schwarzenegger- Austrian Army

Paul Reubens aka PeeWee Herman- wait for it................USMC!

Andy Rooney- U.S. Army

Ice-T U.S. Army - Ranger (anyone ever serve with this guy????)

George Carlin- USAF


Chuck Norris-- USAF

Paul Rodriguez- USAF

Sir Alec Guiness Royal Navy

Ted Williams- USMA fighter pilot

John Fogarty- CCR- U.S. Army

James Doohan (Scotty) Canadian Army D-Day vet

jack Warden 101st ABN- D-Day vet

Ernest Bornine- U.S. Navy ( and no not just McHale's Navy)

Tony Curtis- U.S. Navy

Ronald Reagan- U.S. Army Air Corps

http://www.ask.com/bar?q=Celebrities...p%3Ft%3D106017
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Old 12 February 2009, 17:13
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Nope. He decided that he wanted out, so he told his CoC that he was having gay fantasies, dreams, and was fantasizing about the other men in his company.
Although that was part of it, he was booted because he was a shitty soldier.

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Hendrix got into trouble with the law twice for riding in stolen cars. He was given a choice between spending two years in prison or joining the Army. Hendrix chose the latter and enlisted on May 31, 1961. After completing boot camp, he was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division and stationed in Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
His commanding officers and fellow soldiers considered him to be a sub-par soldier: he slept while on duty, had little regard for regulations, required constant supervision, and showed no skill as a marksman. For these reasons, his commanding officers submitted a request that Hendrix be discharged from the military after he had served only one year. Hendrix did not object when the opportunity to leave arose.[26]

Hendrix would later tell reporters that he received a medical discharge after breaking his ankle during his 26th parachute jump. The 2005 biography Room Full of Mirrors by Charles Cross claims that Hendrix faked being homosexual -— claiming to have fallen in love with a fellow soldier -— in order to be discharged, but has never produced credible evidence to support this contention.
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Old 12 February 2009, 17:16
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Arnold Schwarzenegger- Austrian Army

Paul Reubens aka PeeWee Herman- wait for it................USMC!

Andy Rooney- U.S. Army

Ice-T U.S. Army - Ranger (anyone ever serve with this guy????)

George Carlin- USAF


Chuck Norris-- USAF

Paul Rodriguez- USAF

Sir Alec Guiness Royal Navy

Ted Williams- USMA fighter pilot

John Fogarty- CCR- U.S. Army

James Doohan (Scotty) Canadian Army D-Day vet

jack Warden 101st ABN- D-Day vet

Ernest Bornine- U.S. Navy ( and no not just McHale's Navy)

Tony Curtis- U.S. Navy

Ronald Reagan- U.S. Army Air Corps

http://www.ask.com/bar?q=Celebrities...p%3Ft%3D106017

Don't forget David Nivens, who was in the Royal Navy, along iwth Ian Fleming I beleive.
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Old 12 February 2009, 17:25
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Old 12 February 2009, 17:26
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Paul Reubens aka PeeWee Herman- wait for it................USMC!
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Ice-T U.S. Army - Ranger (anyone ever serve with this guy????)
Tracy Lauren Marrow (born February 16, 1958), better known by his stage name Ice-T

"In 1979, Marrow joined the Army [25th Infantry Division] after leaving Crenshaw High School, but his 4-year hitch was enough for him, as he was a leader, not a follower. "I didn't like total submission to a leader other than myself," he said. After ETSing from the Army in 1983, he returned to South Central with the intention of becoming a hip-hop musician."
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