Wishing our good friend and funny man, #FredWillard, a very happy angel birthday today!
Wishing our good friend and funny man, #FredWillard, a very happy angel birthday today! I’m sure you’re up there cracking ‘em up, brother! Another on a long list of FamousVeterans.com having served in the United States Army! Thank you for your service! #fredwillard #commedian #commedy #actor #acting #tv #tvactors #television #army #veterans #militaryveterans #germany #armedforces #birthday #happybirthday #happyangelbirthday #funnyman #commedies #modernfamily
Famous Veterans - Kevin Dobson
Just learned of the passing of #KevinDobson. Dobson is another great human being who continued his support of his fellow brother/sister in arms throughout his entire life! RIP! Thank you for your service to our great country... and thank you for everything you've done for fellow veterans! You will be missed! Kevin Dobson – Actor: Detective Bobby Crocker (Kojak), M. Patrick "Mack" MacKenzie (Knots Landing) and Mickey Horton (Days of Our Lives) – (Army) - Passed away on September 6, 2020.
You should thank the USMC for Taco Bell!
Run for the Border, ¡Yo Quiero Taco Bell!, Think outside the bun… #SemperFi… uh wtf? Ok you’re are probably wondering what in the world the #MarineCorps has to do with a world famous fast food Mexican chain! If you are one of the millions of Americans who hits up #TacoBell every day, you can thank Mr. #GlennBell [who would have turned 97 yesterday (Sept. 3rd)]… and you can thank the #UnitedStatesMarineCorps! Read more...
Famous Veterans - Don Ho
Today we pay tribute and wish a happy angel birthday to Mr. "Tiny Bubbles" himself... Donald Tai Loy Ho... aka Don Ho! Did you know that before Don Ho became famous for his music and acting, he served in the #AirForce? Check out 1st Lt. Ho's military exp:
Famous Veterans Born August 11th
Born on this day in 1921, #AlexHaley was an American writer and the author of the 1976 book #Roots: The Saga of an American Family (later adapted into a television mini series). What was unique is that his literary voice (first book "The Autobiography of Malcolm X") came after his retirement (20 years) from the United States Coast Guard. Alex Haley… another on a long list of Famous Veterans. See if your favorite celebrity is on the list: FamousVeterans.com
Famous Veterans Born on August 10th!
Another reason to love your favorite celebrity! Both singers! Both did some acting! Both born on this date in 1928! Both strangely died in 2010! But do you know that #EddieFisher and #JimmyDean have something much more patriotic in common? FamousVeterans.com! See if your favorite celebrity is served!
Famous Veterans: Regis Philbin
RIP, #regisphibin! Regis Francis Xavier Philbin was born August 25, 1931 and passed away this week (July 24, 2020) just a month shy of his 89th birthday! Did you know that before Philbin got his fame and fortune from such shows as Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee, #WhoWantstoBeaMillionaire, he first served honorably in the U.S. #Navy as a 310X-Supply Corps Officer (1953 - 1955). RIP, Regis! Thank you for entertaining us for years... and especially thank you for your service to your…
Famous Veterans born on July 21st include actor and comedian - #DonKnotts
Famous Veterans born on July 21st include actor and comedian - #DonKnotts. Knotts acted in many movies and television shows but we salute him today because of his service in the U.S. Army from June 21, 1943 to January 6, 1946. Any Don Knotts fans out there? #armedforces #famous #fame #threescompany #DeputySheriffBarneyFife #barneyfife #theandygriffthshow #theincrediblemrlimpet #thejoeybishopshow #theredskeltonshow #mchalesnavy #army #unitedstates #actors #moviestars #tvactors #acting…
Famous Veterans Born July 1st
Famous Veterans born on this day include: M*A*S*H (whose director and several actors were veterans) star #JamieFarr and Oscar-winning director (Out of Africa) #SydneyPollack. Both served in the U.S. Army! A little bit of trivia: did you know that Farr's character in M*A*S*H (Corporal Maxwell Q. "Klinger") wore Farr's actual Army issued dog tags from his time in service! Thank you for your service! Check out 100s of celebs who served: FamousVeterans.com
Famous Veterans - Boxing Champ Jack Dempsey
Famous Veterans born on June 24th include World Heavyweight Champion Boxer, #JackDempsey! Dempsey's military story is very interesting. When the United States entered World War II, Dempsey joined the New York State Guard and was given a commission as a first lieutenant, later resigning that commission to accept a commission as a lieutenant in the Coast Guard Reserve. Dempsey reported for duty in June 1942 and... read more: https://famousveterans.com/event/famous-veterans-birthdays-june-24th/
Famous Veterans - Gene Wilder
Famous Veterans born on June 11th include American actor, screenwriter, director, producer, singer-songwriter and author... and of course what most would argue was the best #WillyWonka - #GeneWilder! Wilder was drafted into the Army on September 10, 1956. At the end of recruit training, he was assigned to the medical corps and sent to Fort Sam Houston for training.
Famous Veterans: Jerry Mathers
Wishing #JerryMathers (#TheBeaver on #LeaveItToBeaver) a happy 72nd Birthday! Do you know Jerry Mathers is another on a long list of #FamousVeterans having served in the #AirForceReserve from 1967 to 1969! Happy birthday and thank you for your service! See if your favorite celeb served: FamousVeterans.com
Passing of Ken Osmond
Just learned of the passing today of #KenOsmond who played #EddieHaskell on #LeaveItToBeaver. In addition to being an actor, Osmond also became a police officer in Los Angeles. And what's even more interesting is that during the final years of the show, #Osmond served in the U.S. Army Reserve as an armorer and was granted leave to film episodes in return for personal appearances for the Army's Special Services. RIP! And thank you for your service!
Fred Willard Passing
Lost another on our long list of Famous Veterans! Actor, comedian, and writer... and ARMY Veteran #FredWillard passed away at the age of 86 on May 15, 2020. https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/beloved-comic-actor-fred-willard-184354769.html Willard is best known for his roles in the Rob Reiner mockumentary film This Is Spinal Tap; the Christopher Guest mockumentary films Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, For Your Consideration, Mascots; and the Anchorman films.
Famous Veterans: Don Shula
Just added another to our long list of FamousVeterans.com! Did you know that Don Shula (the longtime head coach of the Miami Dolphins, leading them to two Super Bowl victories, including the only perfect season in NFL history in 1972) who passed away at 90 on May 4th was a member of an Ohio National Guard unit that was activated the following January amid the Korean War? RIP. Thank you for your service! see if your favorite author, actor, singer, athlete, artist and more proudly served:
National Bugs Bunny Day!
Today is #NationalBugsBunnyDay! Bugs 1st Appearance was on April 30, 1938 (Porky's Hare Hunt - early version). At the end of Super-Rabbit (1943), Bugs appears wearing a U.S. Marine Corps dress blue uniform. As a result, the #MarineCorps made Bugs an honorary #MarineMasterSergeant! #BugsBunny