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Military Stories and Articles

Sgt Drew Carey, U.S. Marine Corps (1980-1986)

Sgt Drew Carey, U.S. Marine Corps (1980-1986)

Comedian and TV star Drew Carey bounced back from a traumatic childhood thanks to the confidence he obtained from six years of service in the US Marine Corps. Sgt Drew Carey, U.S. Marine Corps (1980-86) Drew Carey, of the US Marine Corps between 1980 and 1986, may be better recognized as the host of the game show The Price is Right, or for his previous work as host of improv comedy show Whose Line is it Anyway? It might surprise some to learn, however, that his distinctive haircut and glasses...

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Orville Richard Burrell (aka Shaggy), U.S. Marine Corps (1988-1992)

Orville Richard Burrell (aka Shaggy), U.S. Marine Corps (1988-1992)

Together We Served recognizes the efforts of Shaggy, who went on from a position in the Marines to become a reggae icon and advocate for veterans’ rights. Orville Richard Burrell (aka Shaggy), U.S. Marine Corps (1988-1992) Orville Richard Burrell, also known as Shaggy, of the US Marine Corps between 1988 and 1992, came to live in Brooklyn as a teenager after leaving his home of Jamaica. While he showed early musical promise, he was in need of steady income, and the Marines were happy to take...

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Paul Arizin, U.S. Marine Corps (1952-1954)

Paul Arizin, U.S. Marine Corps (1952-1954)

‘Pitchin’ Paul Arizin nobly served his country in the USMC in the prime of his NBA career. Together We Served investigates the life of the jump shot pioneer. Paul Arizin, U.S. Marine Corps (1952-1954) Paul Arizin, of the US Marine Corps between 1952 and 1954, is more commonly known as ‘Pitchin’ Paul’, NBA Hall of Fame member and star player of the Philadelphia Warriors during the 50s. There are no shortage of basketball stars who have built an athletic career after a stint in the military:...

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