Veterans Day: Celebrities you didn’t know served in the military

Pat-SajakThe nation pauses today to pay homage to the men and women who serve and have served in the U.S. military whose sacrifice enables us to maintain and enjoy the freedoms we often take for granted.

But you would be very surprised at some of the people who actually contributed to this continued effort, what they did once they got inside the U.S. military, what branch of service and where.

So when you say “Happy Veterans Day,” you are also saluting the following celebrities, like the one above:

1. Pat Sajak — The host of the iconic “Wheel of Fortune” served in Vietnam in 1968-70, as an Armed Forces radio deejay, whose most memorable “accomplishment” was accidentally cutting off President Nixon during a Christmas speech.

Terry Shropshire
Terry Shropshire

A military veteran and Buckeye State native, I've written for the likes of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Detroit Free Press. I'm a lover of words, photography, books, travel, animals and The Ohio State Buckeyes. #GoBucks

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