6 Stars Who've Served in the Military
Including some who may surprise you
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 8, 2015 3:25 PM CST
In this Oct. 8, 2013 file photo, Drew Carey arrives at the CBS Daytime After Dark comedy event at The Comedy Store in West Hollywood, Calif.   (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

(Newser) – Veterans Day is coming up on Wednesday, and in a nod to it, Parade lists 13 celebrities who've served in the military. Here are 6 standouts, along with some details from Military.com about their service:

  1. Chuck Norris: Air Force, 1958-1962. The champion martial artist was first exposed to the martial arts while stationed in Korea.
  2. Clint Eastwood: Army, 1951-1953. He was drafted during the Korean War and, thanks to the GI Bill, studied drama in college after he was discharged.
  3. Drew Carey: Marine Corps Reserves, 1980-1986. The crew-cut hairstyle and horn-rimmed glasses he's known is a look that stretches back to his days of service.
  4. Ice-T: Army, 1971-1975. "When I had my daughter I was like, man, I'm going to go to jail, I got to do something, and I went to an enlistment office. Next thing you know, I'm in the military, four years infantry."

  1. Montel Williams: Marine Corps and Navy, 1974-1996. After high school he became a Marine, but he went on to attend the Naval Academy Preparatory School and the US Naval Academy at Annapolis; he was the "first black enlisted Marine" to graduate from both.
  2. Morgan Freeman: Air Force, 1955-1959. He was so enthralled with the idea of being a fighter pilot that he declined a scholarship that would have had him study drama at Jackson State University. He later realized what his true passion was.
Click for the complete list—including one woman.