Military Veterans or children of Veterans

1. to honor all those that have served for the U.S. military.
2. children of veterans, you know the saying “Military children serve too"
3. list in order from most recent service back to WW1, then an impressive resume that I found I needed to add, lastly the kids of veterans
4. if you know someone i should add please let me know as well as a bio

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Sean Huze
Actor, Green Zone
Sean Huze is originally from Baton Rouge, LA. He served as an infantryman in the U.S. Marine Corps from 2001-2005 with Second Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion. On February 6, 2003, he deployed with his unit to Kuwait where they staged just South of the Iraqi border in preparation for Operation Iraqi Freedom...
“ U.S. Marine Corps, infantry
2001-2005 infantry field with 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion. On February 6, 2003 he deployed as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. 2nd LAR saw action from Nasirya to Tikrit. He was awarded a Certificate of Commendation citing his "courage and self sacrifice throughout sustained combat operations" while in Iraq. Other awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Meritorious Promotion for Corporal, Presidential Unit Citation, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and Sea Service Deployment Ribbon. He received an honorable discharge from the Marine Corps on March 7th, 2005. ” - americanheros
“ U.S. Army's 3rd Infantry Division
Operation Iraqi freedom

He was written about in the 2004 novel by author David Zucchino "Thunder Run". Which talks about the push to Baghdad, Iraq.

Served as a dismount infantry S.A.W. gunner during the invasion of Iraq.

Was awarded the army commendation medal,combat infantry badge, global war on terrorism service medal, global war on terrorism expeditionary medal, army good conduct medal, and four army achievement medals for his service during Operation Iraqi freedom.

Is a qualified expert marksmen on the m-249 s.a.w., m-240 bravo, 50 cal. machine gun, and the m-16 & m-4 assault rifles. ” - americanheros
Josh Casaubon
Josh Casaubon was born in Brunswick, Maine and raised in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. After a stint at the University of Maine, he served four years in the United States Army as an infantryman, stationed in Hawaii. While there, he received numerous awards and was selected for the Special Forces...
“ infantryman, U.S. Army
served four years, stationed in Hawaii. While there, he received numerous awards and was selected for the Special Forces, but chose instead to begin a career as a writer. He was honorably discharged and moved to New York City in the summer of 2001. ” - americanheros
“ Air Force, special forces

interview on Fox 5 tells that he was part of special forces (air force) and took part in the invasion of Panama (Op. Just Cause, 1989-'90)

and Operation Desert Storm (1990-'91)

He started to act when he got out of the military and that was in 1993. He spent 8 years in the military. ” - americanheros
Rob Riggle
Rob Riggle, comedian, actor and United States Marine Corps Reserve Lieutenant Colonel, was born April 21, 1970 in Louisville, Kentucky, to Sandra Sue (Hargis) and Robert Allen Riggle, who worked in insurance. Riggle has amassed many notable television credits and has also earned roles in several feature films...
“ Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve
has served in Liberia, Kosovo, and Afghanistan, earning over 19 medals and ribbons for heroism in combat. He is also a Public Affairs Officer with the United States Marine Corps Reserve.
bio from ” - americanheros
“ Army, 13B (Field Artillery), 11C (Motars), 11B (Infantry), 11BX (Infantry Drill Segreant)18B (SF Weapons), 71D (Legal Clerk specialist), 79R (Recruiter).

In August 1981, Jonathon enter the Army's DEP and began Basic Training on 28 Oct 81 at Ft. Sill, OK. His original MOS was 13B (Field Artillery). In January 1982, during AIT, Jonathon return to boxing and eventually became Light-Heavyweight post champion at Ft. Sill.

Jonathon is also Sniper Trained and Qualified.

During Jonathon's 9 year total in the Army (DEP, AD, IRR, RES. NG and AGR), he was assigned to - Ft. Sill, OK, Ft. Benning, GA, Ft. Bragg, NC, Ft. Riley, KS, Ft. Dix, NJ and Ft. Monmouth, NJ. He did his Desert Training at White Sands, NM and an ARTEP at Ft. Drum, NY. ” - americanheros
Dave McNulty
Actor, Plasma
David McNulty was born in Hollywood, California, December 10 to parents Barbara and Joseph McNulty. He attended Van Nuys High School and upon graduating joined the US Navy serving his country for 3 years. Upon an Honorable Discharge he began studying acting and at at the age of 20 he was cast as the lead role in the theatrical comedy...
“ Corpsman, US Navy ” - americanheros
“ Navy, nuclear reactor operator ” - americanheros
Dennis Franz
Actor, NYPD Blue
Dennis Franz was born Dennis Franz Schlacta in Maywood, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, and is the son of Eleanor (Mueller) and Franz Ferdinand Schlachta. His father was a German immigrant, and both he and Franz's mother, a German-American, were postal workers. He has two sisters, Marlene (born 1938) and Heidi (born 1935)...
“ Airborne Division, U.S. Army
After graduating from college in 1968, Franz was drafted and immediately enlisted in officer's school. He served 11 months with the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions in Vietnam. "It was the loneliest, most depressing, frustrating time," he said in a 1995 interview. "It was life-altering. I came back a much different person than when I left, much more serious. I left my youth over there."
bio from ” - americanheros
“ US Marines, Captian

including a tour in Vietnam. Was a Captain in the USMC for three years in the early 1970s ” - americanheros
“ Radio Teletype Operater, U.S. Army
from 1964 to 1967 ” - americanheros
Elvis Presley
Elvis Aaron Presley was born on January 8, 1935 in East Tupelo, Mississippi, to Gladys Presley (née Gladys Love Smith) and Vernon Presley (Vernon Elvis Presley). He had a twin brother who was stillborn. In September 1948, Elvis and his parents moved to Memphis, Tennessee where he attended Humes High School...
“ Private, U.S. Army
In 1958, Presley received his draft notice, but was granted a deferment to finish the film 'King Creole.' His induction was a media event, but he wanted to be treated like any other soldier and donated his Army pay to charity. He received basic training at Ford Hood, then joined the 3rd Armored Division in Friedberg, Germany.
bio from ” - americanheros
Harvey Keitel
Came to prominence in the early films of Martin Scorsese after working in theatre for around a decade, particularly Mean Streets and Taxi Driver. Faded into anonymity in the 1980s even though he turned in some impressive performances in films by some of America's leading directors. He reemergered into star status with his role as Mr...
“ U.S. Marine Corps
left home at age 16 to join the Marines, ending up in Lebanon with Operation Blue Bat in 1958. In this 2003 interview, he said, "For me the Marine Corps was a spiritual journey. It's not about war. Our duty is to protect those who do not have the means to protect themselves."
bio from ” - americanheros
James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones was born on January 17, 1931 in Arkabutla, Mississippi, USA. At an early age, he started to take dramatic lessons to calm himself down. It appeared to work as he has since starred in many films over a 40-year period, beginning with the Stanley Kubrick classic Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. He is...
“ First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
During college, he joined the Reserve Officer Training Corps and became a cadet in the Pershing Rifles Drill Team. Although the Korean War was underway, Jones wasn't activated until 1953. He says he was "washed out" of Ranger training and was instead sent to establish a cold weather training unit in Colorado.
bio from ” - americanheros
Clint Eastwood
Perhaps the icon of macho movie stars, and a living legend, Clint Eastwood has become a standard in international cinema. Born May 31, 1930 in San Francisco, the elder of two children in a middle-class family, Eastwood stayed in high school until the comparatively late age of nineteen and worked menial jobs over a period of several years before enrolling at Los Angeles City College...
“ Swimming Instructor, U.S. Army
Drafted in 1950, during the Korean War. He was stationed at Fort Ord in California, where, thanks to his lifeguard training, he served as a swimming instructor. He saw the most action on leave: In 1951, a bomber he was in crashed in the ocean near Point Reyes. He and the pilot swam three miles to shore
bio from ” - americanheros
Steve McQueen
Steve McQueen was an American actor. Called "The King of Cool", his "anti-hero" persona, developed at the height of the counterculture of the 1960s, made him a top box-office draw of the 1960s and 1970s. McQueen received an Academy Award nomination for his role in The Sand Pebbles. His other popular films include The Cincinnati Kid...
“ Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps
Joined up in 1947 and was quickly promoted to Private First Class,was demoted seven times due to insubordination. He also spent 41 days in the brig for going AWOL to be with his girlfriend. He eventually shaped up, saving the lives of five other Marines, and was honorably discharged in 1950.
bio from ” - americanheros
Gene Hackman
Actor, Unforgiven
Eugene Allen Hackman was born in San Bernardino, California, the son of Anna Lyda Elizabeth (Gray) and Eugene Ezra Hackman, who operated a newspaper printing press. He is of Pennsylvania Dutch (German), English, and Scottish ancestry, partly by way of Canada, where his mother was born. After several moves...
“ Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps
In 1946 at 16 (he lied about his age), left home to join the Marines, where he reportedly served four-and-a-half years as a field radio operator. According to eDrive, Hackman's stint included assignments in China, Japan and Hawaii.
bio from ” - americanheros
George C. Scott
George C. Scott was an immensely talented actor, a star of screen, stage and television. He was born in 1927 in Wise, Virginia, to Helena Agnes (Slemp) and George Dewey Scott. At the age of eight, his mother died, and his father, an executive at Buick, raised him. In 1945 he joined the US Marines and spent four years with them...
“ Guard/Instructor, U.S. Marines
Scott served the USMC from 1945 until 1949, and was assigned to the 8th and I Barracks in Washington, D.C, where he served as a guard at Arlington National Cemetery (a duty that drove him to drink, he said years later). He also taught English literature at the Marine Corps Institute.
bio from ” - americanheros
Mel Brooks
Actor, Spaceballs
Mel Brooks was born Melvin Kaminsky on June 28, 1926 in Brooklyn, New York. He served in WWII, and afterwards got a job playing the drums at nightclubs in the Catskills. Brooks eventually started a comedy act and also worked in radio and as Master Entertainer at Grossinger's Resort before going to television...
“ corporal, U.S. army served in North Africa during World War II, where one of his duties was defusing land mines before the infantry moved in. ” - americanheros
Kirk Douglas
Actor, Spartacus
Cleft-chinned, steely-eyed and virile star of international cinema who rose from being "the ragman's son" (the name of his best-selling 1988 autobiography) to become a bona fide superstar, Kirk Douglas, also known as Issur Danielovitch Demsky, was born in Amsterdam, New York, in 1916. His parents, Bryna (Sanglel) and Herschel Danielovitch...
“ Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
In his autobiography 'The Ragman's Son,' Douglas related that he applied for the Air Force, but failed their psychological test. He was able to join the Navy despite less-than-perfect eyesight, and became a Communications Officer in antisubmarine warfare. He received a medical discharge for war injuries in 1944.
bio from ” - americanheros
Paul Newman
Paul Newman won numerous awards, including an Academy Award for his performance in the The Color of Money, a BAFTA Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Cannes Film Festival Award, an Emmy Award, and many honorary awards. Despite being colorblind, he won several national championships as a driver in Sports Car Club of America road racing...
“ Radioman/Gunner, U.S. Navy
Enrolled in a Navy program, hoping to become a pilot, but was ineligible due to color-blindness. He instead became a radioman and gunner, stationed to torpedo bombers in Hawaii in 1944. He was on the USS Bunker Hill during the Battle of Okinawa in 1945, the largest amphibious assault in the Pacific.
bio from ” - americanheros
Henry Fonda
Henry Jaynes Fonda was born in Grand Island, Nebraska, to Elma Herberta (Jaynes) and William Brace Fonda, who worked in advertising and printing. His recent ancestry included Dutch, English, and Scottish. Fonda started his acting debut with the Omaha Community Playhouse, a local amateur theater troupe directed by Dorothy Brando...
“ Quartermaster, U.S. Navy
Enlisted at the peak of his career in 1942, declaring, "I don't want to be in a fake war in a studio." Served for three years on the destroyer USS Satterlee and was later commissioned as a Lt. Junior Grade in Air Combat Intelligence and was awarded a Presidential Citation and the Bronze Star.
bio from ” - americanheros
Clark Gable
Clark Gable was an American film actor, often referred to as "The King of Hollywood" or just simply as "The King." The 1930s saw him at the peak of his acting ability and his popular appeal, as he often portrayed down-to-earth, bravado characters with a carefree attitude. He was known as the epitome of masculinity with his unmatched charm and knowing smile...
“ Major, U.S. Army Air Corps
Enlisted after the tragic death of wife Carole Lombard in 1942. Spent most of the war in the U.K. making recruiting films on "special assignment." He did fly some combat missions, however, and earned a few medals. Adolf Hitler was a fan, sort of: He offered a price on Gable's head if anyone captured him, unharmed.
bio from ” - americanheros
James Stewart
James Maitland Stewart was born on 20 May 1908 in Indiana, Pennsylvania, to Elizabeth Ruth (Johnson) and Alexander Maitland Stewart, who owned a hardware store. He was of Scottish, Ulster-Scots, and some English, descent. Stewart was educated at a local prep school, Mercersburg Academy, where he was a keen athlete (football and track)...
“ Brigadier General, U.S. Army
Having enlisted before Pearl Harbor, Stewart was the first major American movie star to don a uniform in World War II. An avid pilot, Stewart already had his pilot's license and hours of pre-war flying experience. After he began flying combat missions, he was quickly promoted to Major and then Colonel, eventually becoming a Brigadier General after the war in the Reserves.
bio from ” - americanheros
Ronald Reagan
Production Manager, General Electric Theater
Ronald Reagan is, arguably, the most successful actor in history, having catapulted from a career as a Warner Bros. contract player and television star, into serving as president of the Screen Actors Guild, the governorship of California (1967-1975), and lastly, two terms as President of the United States (1981-1989)...
“ Captain, U.S. Army
Reagan enlisted in the Army Enlisted Reserve during peacetime (1937) and was already a Second Lieutenant when war broke out. He reported for active duty in 1942. His nearsightedness prevented him from serving overseas, however, and he spent the war doing armed forces PR in Culver City, California.
bio from ” - americanheros
Humphrey Bogart
Actor, Casablanca
Humphrey DeForest Bogart was born in New York City, New York, to Maud Humphrey, a famed magazine illustrator and suffragette, and Belmont DeForest Bogart, a moderately wealthy surgeon (who was secretly addicted to opium). Bogart was educated at Trinity School, NYC, and was sent to Phillips Academy in Andover...
“ Sailor, U.S. Navy
He enrolled at age 18 after being expelled from prep school and was, according to naval records, a model sailor who spent most of his months after World War I ended ferrying troops back from Europe. Bogart supposedly got his trademark scar from a shrapnel wound while at sea, leading to his characteristic lisp.
bio from ” - americanheros
Harlan J. Strauss
Harlan J. Strauss is a full-time professional actor working in film and TV, based out of New York City and Washington, DC. He has trained at the Stella Adler Studio, studying with Ron Burrus, Sam Schacht, and Bill Hopkins, among others. Also, he has worked often with independent film Director Bill Hopkins on various studio projects...
“ not former military but has done much for this country, just read the bio below... (how could I not include him)

Harlan worked at The Pentagon, where he served as a Senior Foreign Affairs and National Security Adviser to the last eight Secretaries of Defense (through Secretary Gates); and there he excelled as an expert and leader in the areas of European policy, East-West affairs, and proliferation/counterproliferation matters. In this position of high responsibility, he negotiated more than 20 international treaties for the US Government, and began several unique and highly transparent anti-terrorism/ WMD initiatives.

Was the first to lead official US Government and Department of Defense delegations to many of the new nations of the former Soviet Union, as well as the first to provide proliferation initiatives to Azerbaijan, Armenia, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Bulgaria, Romania, Estonia, Croatia, Macedonia, among other nations.

Harlan was honored by the King of Sweden, Carl-Gustav, who presented him with Sweden's Bi-centennial Medal for furthering relations between the people of Sweden and the United States. ” - americanheros
Richard Meehan
Richard Meehan lives in the oldest town on Cape Cod with his parents and younger brother Joshua. He is an "old soul", someone whose sensitivity and emotion is well beyond his years. Richard leaves a lasting impression on everyone he meets both young and old. Richard was introduced to acting during the summer of 2009 when he was an extra in "Grown Ups"...
“ father, U.S. Marines and Army National Guard
*after Sept. 11th reenlisted with the reserves, activated right away "Operation Iraqi Freedom
*Sept. 2012 orders to leave for Afghanistan
"Operation Enduring Freedom" ” - americanheros
“ mother, U.S. Army ” - americanheros
Floyd Richardson
Actor, The Box
Floyd Richardson began his acting career in Omaha, Nebraska during the early 70's. He has studied film and theater for many years. His first film credit was a short written and directed by Roberto Bentivegna entitled The Mirakle. He has had some success and got his first big credit in Richard Kelly's The Box...
“ father, U.S. Air Force
born to a military family, family moved often. ” - americanheros
Greg Crowe
Actor, Broad City
Greg Crowe was born at the US Naval Hospital in Yokosuka, Japan. But because of the International Dateline, he is never absolutely certain when exactly he should celebrate his birthday when in the US. Greg's father was an NCO in the Navy, and his family moved to San Diego, California before Greg was a year old...
“ father, NCO in the Navy
born at the US Naval Hospital in Yokosuka, Japan. But because of the International Dateline, he is never absolutely certain when exactly he should celebrate his birthday ” - americanheros
Thomas Faustin Huisking
Actor, Hot Box
Thomas Faustin Huisking was born in Ft. Hood, Texas, but traveled extensively via his father's military career. He became involved in community theater and creative writing at the age of nine, and has broadened his scope to include musical performance, directing, editing, and painting. He graduated from Southwestern University with a double major in Spanish and Communications...
“ father,
spent eighteen years of his life traveling the world via his father's military career. ” - americanheros