WATERTOWN, NY - JULY 06: View of atmosphere as JCPENNEY and JCP Cares Ambassador Blake Shelton announce the donation to USO on July 6, 2012 in Watertown, New York. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for JCPENNEY)

There are a number of notable rockers and other celebrities that served in the military, but there are also a number of entertainers you may not remember also enlisted.

This Veterans Day, we take at some public figures you may have forgot were also veterans.


Bob Ross

The first two words you think of when talking about Bob Ross is likely “Happy Trees” and not “Master Sergeant,” but that’s the highest rank the host of “The Joy Of Painting” held in his 20 years with the Air Force.


James Doohan

Before he was Montgomery “Scotty” Scott on Star Trek, Doohan served in the Canadian Army and fought at Normandy on D-Day where he was shot a number of times, including a shot to the chest that was stopped by a cigarette case.


Leonard Nimoy

Star Trek’s Mr. Spock joined the United States Army Reserves and earned the rank of sergeant before being discharged in 1955.


Mel Brooks

The famous filmmaker was drafted into the Army during World War II where he diffused land mines as a combat engineer.


Mr. T

Before he stepped in the ring with Rocky or joined The A-Team, Mr. T joined the Army and served in the Military Police Corps.

Erica Banas is a lover of classic television and wishes tap dancing would make a serious comeback.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights

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