These 17 television characters are all former military members. We salute their service.
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.
LJ Gibbs (NCIS)
This NCIS leader is a veteran of Desert Storm. He served as a gunnery sergeant in the Marines.
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.
Marcellus Gerard (The Originals)
We don't know his exact combat experience. But Marcel was seen in uniform via a 1919 flashback.
Jimbo Kern (South Park)
Jimbo Kern flew helicopters in Vietnam. He actually made it all the way to sergeant.
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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