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Old 13 February 2009, 17:56
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Who the hell is Lewis Collins? Is that Sinbad?
He played an SAS man in the film Who Dares Wins, which was released in the U.S. as The Final Option.
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Old 13 February 2009, 17:59
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Old 13 February 2009, 19:19
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Nick Nolte? (too lazy to check).

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Old 13 February 2009, 20:40
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I can't believe you folks have missed the King; Elvis in the Army.

Speaking of Greeks: Telly Savalas; 3 year stint in the Army during WWII.
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Old 13 February 2009, 20:56
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Nick Nolte? (too lazy to check).

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According to his IMDB profile, he received 5 years probation for selling fake draft cards in 1962.

I think we can safely say he never served.
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Old 13 February 2009, 21:08
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He wasn't a nationally renown figure, but anybody who grew up around Chicago in the 60s and 70s will remember him.

Ray Rayner, who hosted several programs on WGN, including The Ray Rayner Show in the morning and also played Oliver O. Oliver on Bozo's Circus at noon.

He was a POW after getting shot down over Germany and one of the original "diggers" at the stalag featured in The Great Escape. He was transferred to another camp shortly before the escape occurred.

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Old 13 February 2009, 22:19
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Old 13 February 2009, 23:51
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I can't believe you folks have missed the King; Elvis in the Army.

Speaking of Greeks: Telly Savalas; 3 year stint in the Army during WWII.
"I know it's an easy one, but R. Lee Ermey.

Also, Elvis. :big grin": "
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Old 14 February 2009, 05:33
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Ernest Borgnine has kind of a cool history about him. He joined that Navy right out of high school in 1935. He was discharged in 1941, but reenlisted after Peral Harbor and continued to serve until 1945. When he was discharged he had made Gunner's Mate 1st Class. Back in 2004 or 2005 he was made an honorary Chief Petty Officer by the MCPON for his support of the Navy and Veterans.


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William Smith (Rich Man Poor Man, Red Dawn, Any Which Way You Can)

During the Korean War he was in the US Army (a Russian Intercept Interrogator, as he speaks several languages fluently) and was wounded and awarded a Purple Heart.
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Old 14 February 2009, 08:18
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Cast of M*A*S*H

Someone already said Alan Alda....

Jamie Farr....In 1955 he entered the United States Army for two years serving overseas in Japan and Korea. His tour of Korea was after the hostilities ended. In his M*A*S*H role as Max Klinger he can be seen wearing his actual issued set of U.S. Army dog tags.

Wayne Rogers....After graduating from Princeton, he served in the Navy.....

McLean Stevenson served in the Navy in the late 40s before going onto Northwestern U....

Mike Farrell served in the USMC in the late 50s before starting his acting career.....

Allan Arbus (Dr. Sidney Freedman) was a US Army photographer during the 40s....
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Old 14 February 2009, 08:18
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Aldo Ray - frogman in WWII who saw action on Iwo Jima
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Old 14 February 2009, 08:29
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Ronald Reagan
An Army reservist at the start of World War II, Ronald Reagan was called up to active duty in April 1942. Because of his Hollywood experience - and poor eyesight - he was soon transferred to the Army Air Corps' 1st Motion Picture Unit that produced over 400 training films for the military during the war, including the classic war documentary Memphis Belle.

Charlton Heston – U.S. Army Air Corps; B-25 gunner; saw action in the Pacific I believe

Clark Gable – U.S. Army Air Corps, enlisted at 41 in 1942. Volunteered for combat duty and flew missions over Germany. Earned the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal.
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Old 14 February 2009, 08:39
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Rocky Marciano - US.Army (not an actor...)
Clint Eastwood - US Army
Mel Brooks - US Army
Tony Curtis - US Navy
Kirk Douglas - US Navy
Burt Lancaster - US Army
Steve McQueen - USMC
Sean Connery - Royal Navy

(sorry if they´re already mentioned.)

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Old 14 February 2009, 08:45
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Raymond St. Jacques - Air Force during Korean War
Bruce Cabot - worked for Army Intelligence during WWII
Jason Evers - served in US Army during WWII
Chuck Roberson - served in US Army during WWII
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Old 14 February 2009, 08:54
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Don Knotts: US Army Special Services during WWII, as a comedian in the Pacific.
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Old 14 February 2009, 09:24
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A few Army Folks....

Mel Brooks--Attended VMI, did AIT at Fort Sill and served briefly as a forward observer for the artillery and was then reassigned to the 1104th Combat Engineers Group. After Germany surrendered Brooks was promoted to corporal and continued to serve in Germany with the Special Services (entertainment).

Art Carney--drafted as an infantryman during World War II. During the Battle of Normandy, he was wounded in the leg by shrapnel and walked with a limp for the rest of his life....

Dennis Franz--After graduating from college, Franz was drafted into the and served eleven months with the 82nd Airborne Division in Vietnam...

James Garner--Served in the Merchant Marines but got out due to seasickness...then joined the National Guard then went to Korea where he served with 24th ID and was wounded twice....and awarded two Purple Hearts.....

John Holmes--(porn star)--Mom signed the papers so he could enlist in the Army at age 17. He spent 3 years in Germany in the Signal Corps....

Jack Klugman--served in WW2 in the Army....

Ted Knight--Dropped out of high school to enlist in the Army during World War II....earned mulitple awards while in Europe....

Don Knotts--Drafted during WW2 as part of a traveling GI variety show and as a nurse in the Pacific Theater....

Kurt Loder (of MTV fame) drafted out of HS and was a Army Journalist for 3 years....

Walter Matthau--During World War II he served in the Army Air Forces with the Eighth Air Force in England as a B-24 Liberator radioman-gunner.....

Tom Selleck--Selleck served in the California National Guard and was activated for the Watts riots....

Rod Serling--(Twilight Zone Creater)--U.S. Army paratrooper and demolition specialist with the 511th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 11th Airborne Division in the Pacific Theater. He was seriously wounded and was awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star....

Oliver Stone--Served in the Vietnam war with the 25th Infantry Division and the 1st Cavalry Division, and was wounded twice in action. His personal awards include the Bronze Star with "V" device for valor for "extraordinary acts of courage under fire", and the Purple Heart with one Oak Leaf Cluster.....

Laurence Tureaud--AKA Mr. T--US Army MP during the 70s....

George Strait--Enlisted in 1971 and was a 11B with 25th ID in Hawaii.....He was enslisted til 1975....

Frank Reynolds (ABC News Anchor)--Served in the Army during WW2 as a Staff SGT and was awarded the Purple Heart. At his death, President and Mrs. Reagan, family friends, arranged for his burial at Arlington National Cemetery.....

Michael Richards (Kramer)--Drafted during the Vietnam War and stationed in Germany for 2 years.....

Andy Rooney (60 Minutes) Drafted by the Army and was a Stars and Stripes reporter during WW2 in Europe.....

Martin Milner (Adam12)--Drafted into the Army in 1952 and worked in the Special Services at Fort Ord. He directed training films and, with fellow actor/soldier David Janssen, emceed and performed in skits to entertain the soldiers. Milner and Janssen encouraged fellow soldier Clint Eastwood to pursue an acting career when his time in the Army ended.....

David Janssen-- See above....

Kevin Tighe (Emergency!) Drafted and served in the US Army during the late60s....

Robert Fuller (Emergency!) Drafted and served 12 months in Korea during the Korean War....

And finally....

Russell Johnson (Professor on Gilligan's Island)--Joined the Army Air Force as an aviation cadet. He flew 44 combat missions as a bombardier in B-25 Mitchell bombers. His plane was shot down in the Philippines in March 1945 during a bombing run against Japanese targets. The plane had to crash land on the Port of Zamboanga. He broke both his ankles and earned his Purple Heart. He was also awarded the Air Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with three service stars, the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one service star, and the World War II Victory Medal. He was honorably discharged with the rank of first Lieutenant on November 22, 1945. He then joined the Army Reserves and used the GI Bill to fund his acting studies.

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Old 14 February 2009, 09:48
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really? or is that just a twisted joke...
Completely twisted joke. I forgot to put the "" next to his name.
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Old 14 February 2009, 09:54
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I think Psi Brr was pulling our legs on that one. He was in the Greek army but was upset when they shipped him out and he had to leave his buddie's behind.
Good call, brother, good call. You win!
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Old 14 February 2009, 10:46
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