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13
Dec

Lt Regis Philbin US Navy (Served 1953-1955)

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Lt Regis Philbin

US Navy

(Served 1953-1955)

View his service profile on TogetherWeServed.com

http://navy.togetherweserved.com/profile/599706

Short Bio: American media personality, TV-talk show host, game-show host, singer, author, and TV personality, Regis Philbin became one of the most popular talk-show hosts in America and in Canada,. Sometimes called “the hardest working man in show business”, he holds the Guinness World Record for the most time spent in front of a television camera. His trademarks include his excited manner, his Bronx accent, his wit, and irreverent ad-libs.

After Graduating from Norte Dame in 1953 he joined the US Navy. He was last stationed at NAB Coronado with Landing Ship Squadron One and served as a Supply Officer.

6
Dec

T/5 Don Knotts US Army (Served 1943-1946)

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T/5 Don Knotts

US Army

(Served 1943-1946)

View his Service Profile on TogetherWeServed.com

http://army.togetherweserved.com/profile/24171

Short Bio: Knotts is best known for his roles as ‘Deputy Barney Fife’ in the 1960s television series the “Andy Griffith Show,” and as landlord ‘Ralph Furley’ from the late 1970s television situation comedy series “Three’s Company.” He entered the US Army following his freshman year and served in the Pacific Theater entertaining troops in a variety show called “Stars and Gripes.”

22
Nov

1st Lt Don Ho US Air Force (Served 1954-1959)

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1st Lt Don Ho

US Air Force

(Served 1954-1959)

View his service story on TogetherWeServed.com

http://airforce.togetherweserved.com/profile/210749

Short Bio: In 1954 Ho entered the United States Air Force doing his basic training at Keesler AFB, Mississippi and spent time flying fighter jets in both Texas and Hawaii. Transferred to Travis AFB, California he went to the local city of Concord and bought an electronic keyboard from a music store, and recalls, “That’s when it all started.”

15
Nov

Actor MuS1c Billy De Wolfe US Navy (Served 1942-1944)

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MuS1c Billy De Wolfe

US Navy

(Served 1942-1944)

View his service history on TogetherWeServed.com

http://navy.togetherweserved.com/profile/671938

Short Bio: In 1942, at the age of 35, the character actor enlisted under his birth name of William Andrew Jones and served in the United States Navy as a musician in the entertainment department until he was discharged for medical reasons in July 1944.

8
Nov

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PFC Robert Duvall

US Army

(Served 1953-1955)

View his Service Profile on TogetherWeServed.com

http://army.togetherweserved.com/profile/338162

Short Bio: One of Hollywood’s most distinguished, popular, and versatile actors, Robert Duvall possesses a rare gift for totally immersing himself in his roles. Born January 5, 1931 and raised by an admiral, Duvall served in the army for two years after graduating from Principia College.

Photo is of his role in “Apocalypse Now”.

1
Nov

Actor/Director PFC Bill Bixby US Marine Corps (Served 1952-1956)

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PFC Bill Bixby 

US Marine Corps

(Served 1952-1956)

View his Service Profile on TogetherWeServed.com

http://marines.togetherweserved.com/profile/358428

Bio: Best remembered as the human side of “The Hulk” Dr. David Banner,Bixby signed up for the Marine Corps Reserve five days after his 18th birthday, he was a senior in high school. He was honorably discharged on April 8, 1957.

25
Oct

Actor Cpl Kevin McCarthy US Army Air Corps (Served 1943-1945)

mccarthy2Cpl Kevin McCarthy

US Army Air Corps

(Served 1943-1945)

View his Service Profile on TogetherWeServed.com

http://airforce.togetherweserved.com/profile/122641

Short Bio: McCarthy was never a “household name” but he managed to get into a few cult classics. Best remembered for his role in “The Invasion of the Body Snatchers”, McCarthy served in the Motion Picture unit making training films

18
Oct

Actor, SN James Avery US Navy (Served 1963-1967)

The Fresh Prince of Bel-AirSN James Avery

US Navy

(Served 1963-1967)

View his Service Profile on TogetherWeServed.com
http://navy.togetherweserved.com/profile/625256

Short Bio: James Avery, acting in TV, movies and animation since 1980 when he played a bit character in “The Blues Brothers”, is best know as who played Will Smith’s pompous but well-meaning uncle on the popular 1990s sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” was a Vietnam Vet.

11
Oct

Actor Sgt Frank Sutton US Army (Served 1943-1946)

sutton_3Sgt Frank Sutton

US Army

(Served 1943-1946)

View his Service Profile on TogetherWeServed.com

http://army.togetherweserved.com/profile/372583

Short Bio: Best remembered as “Sgt Carter” on TV’s “Gomer Pyle” Sutton was assigned to a Joint Assault Signal Company, composed of Army and Navy men. Within.18 months he took part in 14 landings in the Pacific, including Leyte, Luzon, Bataan and Corregidor. When the war ended, he was sent to join the occupation forces in Korea, where he wrote, directed and produced ”The Military Government Hour,” a radio propaganda program.

4
Oct

Musician Sgt Artimus Pyle US Marine Corps (Served 1967-1971)

artimusSgt Artimus Pyle

US Marine Corps

(Served 1967-1971)

View his service history on TogetherWeServed.com

http://marines.togetherweserved.com/profile/394191

Short Bio: Drummer for legendary rock bank Lynyrd Skynyrd and survivor of the plane crash that killed 3 members of the band, Pyle attributes his survival to the skills he learned in the Corps.

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