21 Celebrities Who Served in the Military

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7. Dave Thomas

Dave Thomas
Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas honed his restaurant skills serving 2,000 soldiers daily as a mess sergeant from 1950-1953, during the Korean War.

8. Pat Sajak

Pat Sajak
The future Wheel of Fortune host served as an Armed Forces Radio DJ in Saigon, Vietnam, between 1968-1970.

9. Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix
When 18-year-old James Marshall Hendrix was busted on stolen car charges in 1961, he was given a choice: the Army or prison. He took the former, and later received an honorable discharge for an ankle injury sustained as a paratrooper.

10. Alan Alda

Alan Alda
Alan Alda was great in his role as Hawkeye on M*A*S*H, and his real-world experience could not have hurt. Alda joined the Army Reserve after graduating college.

11. Javi Morroquin

Javi Morroquin
Fans of Teen Mom 2 know that Kailyn Lowry's husband Javi Marroquin is an active member of the U.S. Air Force.

12. Hugh Hefner

Hugh Hefner
Before he became the ultimate Playboy, Hugh Hefner enlisted in the army as an infantry clerk and won a sharpshooter badge in basic training. While enlisted in Oregon, then Virginia, he drew cartoons for Army newspapers.

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