These 17 television characters are all former military members. We salute their service.
1. Damon Salvatore (The Vampire Diaries)
Damon Salvatore sure knows how to wear a uniform, doesn't he? The character served his country in multiple wars. We thank him for his service.
2. LJ Gibbs (NCIS)
This NCIS leader is a veteran of Desert Storm. He served as a gunnery sergeant in the Marines.
3. Bill Compton (True Blood)
In the Civil War, Bill Compton served a soldier for the Louisiana division of the Confederate Army. On the way home, he met Lorena and was turned into a member of the undead.
4. Marcellus Gerard (The Originals)
We don't know his exact combat experience. But Marcel was seen in uniform via a 1919 flashback.
5. Jimbo Kern (South Park)
Jimbo Kern flew helicopters in Vietnam. He actually made it all the way to sergeant.
6. John Watson (Sherlock)
John Watson returned from Afghanistan with a form of PTSD. He was wounded while serving with the British military.
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