17 Television Characters Who Have Served Their Country

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These 17 television characters are all former military members. It doesn't get any more patriotic or awe-inspiring than that, does it?

For all they have pretended to do on the small screen and for all the values they have pretended to hold, we salute the following vampires, FBI agents, doctors and more.

Won't you join us in thanking them for their service?

1. Damon Salvatore (The Vampire Diaries)

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)

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)

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)

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 (South Park)
Jimbo Kern flew helicopters in Vietnam. He actually made it all the way to sergeant.

6. John Watson (Sherlock)

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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