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Actor James Earl Jones (who turns 90 today) has acted in many movies and TV shows. Did you know he was also the voice of #DarthVader (Star Wars) and #Mufasa (Disney's #TheLionKing)? Did you also know he's on a long list of Famous Veterans? He was a pre-med major in college, he went on to serve in the United States Army during the Korean War before pursuing a career in acting.

Famous Veterans Born January 17th

Actor James Earl Jones (who turns 90 today) has acted in many movies and TV shows. Did you know he was also the voice of #DarthVader (Star Wars) and #Mufasa (Disney's #TheLionKing)? Did you also know he's on a long list of Famous Veterans? He was a pre-med major in college, he went on to serve in the United States Army during the Korean War before pursuing a career in acting.

Today we wish #RobertDuvall a very happy 90th birthday! Duvall is not just a terrific actor, he's also on a long list of FamousVeterans.com having served in the U.S. Army. Also wishing a “happy angel birthday” today to #HughBrannum (#USMC #WWII) who played Captain Kangaroo’s sidekick “Mr. Green Jeans”. See if your favorite celeb served: FamousVeterans.com #captainkangaroo #robertduvall #famous #fame #veterans #armedforces #usarmy #marinescorps #usmc #hughbrannum #mrgreenjeans

Famous Veterans Born January 5th!

Today we wish #RobertDuvall a very happy 90th birthday! Duvall is not just a terrific actor, he's also on a long list of FamousVeterans.com having served in the U.S. Army. Also wishing a “happy angel birthday” today to #HughBrannum (#USMC #WWII) who played Captain Kangaroo’s sidekick “Mr. Green Jeans”. See if your favorite celeb served: FamousVeterans.com #captainkangaroo #robertduvall #famous #fame #veterans #armedforces #usarmy #marinescorps #usmc #hughbrannum #mrgreenjeans

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National Wreaths Across America Day Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, there are wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as at more than 1,600 additional locations in all 50 U.S....

Charley Pride - Famous Veterans

Remembering Charley Pride | County Music Singer, Professional Baseball Player and U.S. Army Veteran

Just heard of the passing of #CharleyPride! Did you know that before Pride went on to win the "Entertainer of the Year" award at the County Music Association Awards in 1971, he served (after being drafted) in the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1958. Pride died in Dallas on

Famous Veterans born today include The Price Is Right's #BobBarker who turns 97 today! Did you know Bob Barker served in the United States Navy during World War II? Happy Birthday, sir! Thank you for your service! See if your favorite celebrity served: FamousVeterans.com (FYI current TPIR host, #DrewCarey is also on the list)! #navy #fame #famousveterans #veterans #ww2 #bobarker #drewcarey #thepriceisright #gameshows #gameshowhosts #military #armedforces

The Price Is Right's #BobBarker who turns 97 today

Famous Veterans born today include The Price Is Right's #BobBarker who turns 97 today! Did you know Bob Barker served in the United States Navy during World War II? Happy Birthday, sir! Thank you for your service! See if your favorite celebrity served: FamousVeterans.com (FYI current TPIR host, #DrewCarey is also on the list)! #navy #fame #famousveterans #veterans #ww2 #bobarker #drewcarey #thepriceisright #gameshows #gameshowhosts #military #armedforces

From #moviestars, #televisionactors, #singers, #writers, #professionalathletes, #musicians and more, these #celebrities all served--at one time or another--in the United States military. Here's a patriotic reason this #VeteransDay to love your favorite celebrity!

Famous Veterans

From #moviestars, #televisionactors, #singers, #writers, #professionalathletes, #musicians and more, these #celebrities all served--at one time or another--in the United States military. Here's a patriotic reason this #VeteransDay to love your favorite celebrity!

Here at VOB one of our favorite quotes is (and if you think about it it’s right along the lines of what Veterans Day stands for): "The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation." -President George Washington

In honor of #VeteransDay, here are several dozen famous military quotes broken down by branch.

Here at VOB one of our favorite quotes is (and if you think about it it’s right along the lines of what Veterans Day stands for): "The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation." -President George Washington

Caught this last night! In honor of Bob Ross who would have turned 78 today... and also in honor of his 20 years in the USA Air Force! Happy Angel Birthday and thank you for your service!
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In honor of Bob Ross who would have turned 78 today

Caught this last night! In honor of Bob Ross who would have turned 78 today... and also in honor of his 20 years in the USA Air Force! Happy Angel Birthday and thank you for your service!

Wishing our good friend and funny man, #FredWillard, a very happy angel birthday today! I’m sure you’re up there cracking ‘em up, brother! Another on a long list of FamousVeterans.com having served in the United States Army! Thank you for your service! #fredwillard #commedian #commedy #actor #acting #tv #tvactors #television #army #veterans #militaryveterans #germany #armedforces #birthday #happybirthday #happyangelbirthday #funnyman #commedies #modernfamily

Wishing our good friend and funny man, #FredWillard, a very happy angel birthday today!

Wishing our good friend and funny man, #FredWillard, a very happy angel birthday today! I’m sure you’re up there cracking ‘em up, brother! Another on a long list of FamousVeterans.com having served in the United States Army! Thank you for your service! #fredwillard #commedian #commedy #actor #acting #tv #tvactors #television #army #veterans #militaryveterans #germany #armedforces #birthday #happybirthday #happyangelbirthday #funnyman #commedies #modernfamily

Just learned of the passing of #KevinDobson. Dobson is another great human being who continued his support of his fellow brother/sister in arms throughout his entire life! RIP! Thank you for your service to our great country... and thank you for everything you've done for fellow veterans! You will be missed! Kevin Dobson – Actor: Detective Bobby Crocker (Kojak), M. Patrick "Mack" MacKenzie (Knots Landing) and Mickey Horton (Days of Our Lives) – (Army) - Passed away on September 6, 2020.

Famous Veterans - Kevin Dobson

Just learned of the passing of #KevinDobson. Dobson is another great human being who continued his support of his fellow brother/sister in arms throughout his entire life! RIP! Thank you for your service to our great country... and thank you for everything you've done for fellow veterans! You will be missed! Kevin Dobson – Actor: Detective Bobby Crocker (Kojak), M. Patrick "Mack" MacKenzie (Knots Landing) and Mickey Horton (Days of Our Lives) – (Army) - Passed away on September 6, 2020.

Run for the Border, ¡Yo Quiero Taco Bell!, Think outside the bun… #SemperFi… uh wtf? Ok you’re are probably wondering what in the world the #MarineCorps has to do with a world famous fast food Mexican chain! If you are one of the millions of Americans who hits up #TacoBell every day, you can thank Mr. #GlennBell [who would have turned 97 yesterday (Sept. 3rd)]… and you can thank the #UnitedStatesMarineCorps! Read more...

You should thank the USMC for Taco Bell!

Run for the Border, ¡Yo Quiero Taco Bell!, Think outside the bun… #SemperFi… uh wtf? Ok you’re are probably wondering what in the world the #MarineCorps has to do with a world famous fast food Mexican chain! If you are one of the millions of Americans who hits up #TacoBell every day, you can thank Mr. #GlennBell [who would have turned 97 yesterday (Sept. 3rd)]… and you can thank the #UnitedStatesMarineCorps! Read more...

Today we pay tribute and wish a happy angel birthday to Mr. "Tiny Bubbles" himself... Donald Tai Loy Ho... aka Don Ho! Did you know that before Don Ho became famous for his music and acting, he served in the #AirForce?  Check out 1st Lt. Ho's military exp:

Famous Veterans - Don Ho

Today we pay tribute and wish a happy angel birthday to Mr. "Tiny Bubbles" himself... Donald Tai Loy Ho... aka Don Ho! Did you know that before Don Ho became famous for his music and acting, he served in the #AirForce? Check out 1st Lt. Ho's military exp:

Born on this day in 1921, #AlexHaley was an American writer and the author of the 1976 book #Roots: The Saga of an American Family (later adapted into a television mini series). What was unique is that his literary voice (first book "The Autobiography of Malcolm X") came after his retirement (20 years) from the United States Coast Guard. Alex Haley… another on a long list of Famous Veterans. See if your favorite celebrity is on the list: FamousVeterans.com

Famous Veterans Born August 11th

Born on this day in 1921, #AlexHaley was an American writer and the author of the 1976 book #Roots: The Saga of an American Family (later adapted into a television mini series). What was unique is that his literary voice (first book "The Autobiography of Malcolm X") came after his retirement (20 years) from the United States Coast Guard. Alex Haley… another on a long list of Famous Veterans. See if your favorite celebrity is on the list: FamousVeterans.com

Another reason to love your favorite celebrity!  Both singers! Both did some acting! Both born on this date in 1928! Both strangely died in 2010! But do you know that #EddieFisher and #JimmyDean have something much more patriotic in common?   FamousVeterans.com! See if your favorite celebrity is served!

Famous Veterans Born on August 10th!

Another reason to love your favorite celebrity! Both singers! Both did some acting! Both born on this date in 1928! Both strangely died in 2010! But do you know that #EddieFisher and #JimmyDean have something much more patriotic in common? FamousVeterans.com! See if your favorite celebrity is served!

RIP, #regisphibin!  Regis Francis Xavier Philbin was born August 25, 1931 and passed away this week (July 24, 2020) just a month shy of his 89th birthday! Did you know that before Philbin got his fame and fortune from such shows as Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee, #WhoWantstoBeaMillionaire, he first served honorably in the U.S. #Navy as a  310X-Supply Corps Officer (1953 - 1955).  RIP, Regis!  Thank you for entertaining us for years... and especially thank you for your service to your…

Famous Veterans: Regis Philbin

RIP, #regisphibin! Regis Francis Xavier Philbin was born August 25, 1931 and passed away this week (July 24, 2020) just a month shy of his 89th birthday! Did you know that before Philbin got his fame and fortune from such shows as Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee, #WhoWantstoBeaMillionaire, he first served honorably in the U.S. #Navy as a 310X-Supply Corps Officer (1953 - 1955). RIP, Regis! Thank you for entertaining us for years... and especially thank you for your service to your…

Famous Veterans born on July 21st include actor and comedian - #DonKnotts. Knotts acted in many movies and television shows but we salute him today because of his service in the U.S. Army from June 21, 1943 to January 6, 1946. Any Don Knotts fans out there?   #armedforces #famous #fame #threescompany #DeputySheriffBarneyFife #barneyfife #theandygriffthshow #theincrediblemrlimpet #thejoeybishopshow #theredskeltonshow #mchalesnavy #army #unitedstates #actors #moviestars #tvactors #acting…

Famous Veterans born on July 21st include actor and comedian - #DonKnotts

Famous Veterans born on July 21st include actor and comedian - #DonKnotts. Knotts acted in many movies and television shows but we salute him today because of his service in the U.S. Army from June 21, 1943 to January 6, 1946. Any Don Knotts fans out there? #armedforces #famous #fame #threescompany #DeputySheriffBarneyFife #barneyfife #theandygriffthshow #theincrediblemrlimpet #thejoeybishopshow #theredskeltonshow #mchalesnavy #army #unitedstates #actors #moviestars #tvactors #acting…