Famous People You Might Not Have Known Were Veterans

Elvis Presley, Musician and actor still one of the biggest names in rock 'n' roll.

Elvis Presley, Musician and actor still one of the biggest names in rock ‘n’ roll.

Amanda Wirtz, winner of Ms. Veteran America 2014

Amanda Wirtz, winner of Ms. Veteran America 2014

Roger Staubach, a former NFL quarterback stud who led the Dallas Cowboys to win two Super Bowls.

Roger Staubach, a former NFL quarterback stud who led the Dallas Cowboys to win two Super Bowls.

Hank Greenberg, one of Major League Baseball's first Jewish super stars while playing for the Detroit Tigers.

Hank Greenberg, one of Major League Baseball’s first Jewish super stars while playing for the Detroit Tigers.

Comedian, Film actor and director Buster Keaton

Comedian, Film actor and director Buster Keaton

John Glenn, the first U.S. astronaut to orbit Earth, completing three orbits in 1962.

John Glenn, the first U.S. astronaut to orbit Earth, completing three orbits in 1962.

"Buffalo" Bill Cody earned his nickname by hunting and killing over 4,000 buffalo.

“Buffalo” Bill Cody earned his nickname by hunting and killing over 4,000 buffalo.

B.B. King known as "King of the Blues"

B.B. King known as “King of the Blues”

Arnold Palmer, nicknamed "the King," is a former champion golfer and is considered one of the sport's all-time greats.

Arnold Palmer, nicknamed “the King,” is a former champion golfer and is considered one of the sport’s all-time greats.

Tom Landry, an American football legend winning two Super Bowls while coaching America's team, Dallas Cowboys.

Tom Landry, an American football legend winning two Super Bowls while coaching America’s team, Dallas Cowboys.

American film star Steve McQueen was one of the most popular and well-paid actors of the 1960s and '70s.

American film star Steve McQueen was one of the most popular and well-paid actors of the 1960s and ’70s.

American businessman Ross Perot. He is one of the most successful third-party candidates in American history

American businessman Ross Perot. He is one of the most successful third-party candidates in American history

Steve Reeves, a Bodybuilder and actor claimed the titles Mr. America, Mr. World and Mr. Universe by the age of 25.

Steve Reeves, a Bodybuilder and actor claimed the titles Mr. America, Mr. World and Mr. Universe by the age of 25.

Film actor Robert Duvall, best known for his roles in To Kill A Mockingbird, M*A*S*H, Lonesome Dove and The Godfather I and II.

Film actor Robert Duvall, best known for his roles in To Kill A Mockingbird, M*A*S*H, Lonesome Dove and The Godfather I and II.

Guitarist, singer, and songwriter, Jimi Hendrix

Guitarist, singer, and songwriter, Jimi Hendrix

Sugar Ray Robinson, considered one of the greatest boxers ever,  held the world welterweight title from 1946 to 1951. By 1958, he had become the first boxer to win a divisional world championship five times.

Sugar Ray Robinson, considered one of the greatest boxers ever, held the world welterweight title from 1946 to 1951. By 1958, he had become the first boxer to win a divisional world championship five times.

Pat Robertson, a television evangelist.

Pat Robertson, a television evangelist.

Film Actor and Comedian, Red Buttons, got his name from the flame-colored hair.

Film Actor and Comedian, Red Buttons, got his name from the flame-colored hair.

Mel Brooks is an iconic filmmaker known for comedies like The Producers, Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein.

Mel Brooks is an iconic filmmaker known for comedies like The Producers, Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein.

Charles Bronson, American Actor, often played tough-guy, vigilante roles, and starred in films such as The Magnificent Seven (1960), The Great Escape (1963) and The Dirty Dozen (1967).

Charles Bronson, American Actor, often played tough-guy, vigilante roles, and starred in films such as The Magnificent Seven (1960), The Great Escape (1963) and The Dirty Dozen (1967).

Yogi Berra , baseball player for the New York Yankees who was widely considered one of the best catchers of all-time.

Yogi Berra , baseball player for the New York Yankees who was widely considered one of the best catchers of all-time.

Colin Powell was the first African American appointed as the U.S. Secretary of State, and the first, and so far the only, to serve on the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Colin Powell was the first African American appointed as the U.S. Secretary of State, and the first, and so far the only, to serve on the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Jerry Reed was an American musician and actor best known for his Grammy hit "When You're Hot, You're Hot," and for the film Smokey and the Bandit.

Jerry Reed was an American musician and actor best known for his Grammy hit “When You’re Hot, You’re Hot,” and for the film Smokey and the Bandit.

Buss Aldrin, one of the first people to step on the moon, Apollo 11.

Buss Aldrin, one of the first people to step on the moon, Apollo 11.

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