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Celebrity veterans: Athletes, actors and musicians who served in the military

Johnny Cash, Joe DiMaggio, and Morgan Freeman are just a few famous faces who once served our country.

A number of well-known actors, musicians and athletes spent time in the Army, Air Force and Marines at some point in their lives.

Read on to learn more about their military experience.

Pat Sajak

The
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The "Wheel of Fortune" host was a DJ for Armed Forces Radio during the Vietnam War.

Mr. T

Mr. T served in the Military Police Corps
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Mr. T served in the Military Police Corps in the 1970s.

Tony Bennett

This legendary singer helped liberate a Nazi concentration
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This legendary singer helped liberate a Nazi concentration camp when he served in the Army during World War II.

Elvis Presley

The King was already famous when he was
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The King was already famous when he was drafted into the Army in 1958. He served until 1960.

Adam Driver

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The "Girls" star is a former Marine who founded Arts in the Armed Forces, a nonprofit that brings theater shows to the military for free.

Yogi Berra

The iconic Yankee joined the Navy in 1943
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The iconic Yankee joined the Navy in 1943 and was part of the D-Day invasion.

Johnny Cash

The
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The "Walk the Line" singer served in the Air Force during the Korean War and intercepted Russian morse code.

George Carlin

This stand-up comedian joined the Air Force in
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This stand-up comedian joined the Air Force in 1954.

Chuck Norris

Norris enlisted in the Air Force in 1958
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Norris enlisted in the Air Force in 1958 and first studied martial arts while stationed in South Korea. The Air Force named him Veteran of the Year in 2001.

Morgan Freeman

This high-profile actor turned down a drama scholarship
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This high-profile actor turned down a drama scholarship to Jackson State University to join the Air Force.

Montel Williams

This famous talk show host and former Marine
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This famous talk show host and former Marine has been extremely vocal about the VA and other veterans issues.

Joe DiMaggio

The iconic baseball player took a break from
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The iconic baseball player took a break from playing for the New York Yankees to serve in the Air Force during World War II. He enlisted in 1943.

Jackie Robinson

The iconic MLB player was drafted into the
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The iconic MLB player was drafted into the Army in 1942. He was promoted to second lieutenant in 1943 before becoming a platoon leader in 1944. That same year, he refused to move to the back of a military bus and was later court-martialed for the incident. Robinson was acquitted of the charges before being honorably discharged in 1944.

Hugh Hefner

The
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The "Playboy" founder Hugh Hefner served in the Army in the 1940s.

Ice-T

This rapper joined the Army in 1979 after
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This rapper joined the Army in 1979 after his daughter was born and was later honorably discharged.

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