With their glamorous red carpet appearances, luxurious homes and larger than life personas, celebrities may seem rather out of touch with common folk.
When it comes to Kim Kardashian and the like, this is 100 percent the case. But it's not always true. A special group of stars never forgot where they came from.
On this Memorial Day, we take a look back at 19 celebrities, past and present, who served in our country's armed forces before their famous careers.
Some saw combat, while others served as journalists or in other capacities. All felt the call to serve, and what better occasion than today than to thank them for that.
Here's a look at 19 stars who represented the Stars and Stripes. Some will undoubtedly surprise you, while other famous veterans won't. Take a look!