7 Celebs Who Served in the Military
Drew Carey, Bill Cosby on the list
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 29, 2013 9:30 AM CDT
Not all celebrities started out famous—the Stir rounds up seven stars who once served in the military: Drew Carey: Marine Corps, six years.   (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

(Newser) – Not all celebrities had a typical route to fame—the Stir rounds up seven stars who once served in the military:

  • Drew Carey: Marine Corps, six years.
  • Bill Cosby: Navy, hospital corpsman, four years. He served in the Korean War.
  • Ice-T: Army, four years.
  • MC Hammer: Navy, Aviation Storekeeper 3rd Class, three years.
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Jul 29, 2013 8:59 AM CDT
Back in the day you might have named seven who DIDN'T serve their country!
Jul 6, 2013 3:55 PM CDT
Elvis Presley1958-60, E5 armored div US Army. He was drafted and didn't whine about.
Jul 2, 2013 4:37 PM CDT
A one-year or 18-month mandatory term in the military or in public service isn't such a bad idea for those 18 and out-of-school. Those who fit well into the lifestyle and are benefiting from the experience would be able to re-enlist for another year or a "regular" two-year term. Those opposed to military service could be useful in the public service sector by working on repairing our infrastructure, helping the poor, aiding in poverty food programs, in education, conservation, road maintenance, etc. The only glitch is the negative effect it might present to private sector business, but the upside is that once these young men and women fulfill their obligation they'd be better prepared for jobs in the civilian world in areas that they were taught by military/public service. I think we lost something important when we went to the all-volunteer military. While I'm appreciative of those who currently serve, I think our country benefits when we're all in this together. There's a reason the World War II vets are called the "greatest generation"... they had a shared experience in military service and in support roles that held them in good stead throughout their lives.