19 CELEBRITY WAR VETERANS

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This is from Warrior Scout.

I did not know about Oliver Stone, Dennis Franz, Allan Alda, Rod Serling or Mel Brooks.

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Did you know these celebrities were also war veterans, some of them even highly decorated?

1. ED McMAHON

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With dreams of becoming a U.S. Marine fighter pilot, Ed McMahon instead spent two years as a training instructor during World War II. He finally got his orders to join the Pacific fleet in 1945, but those were canceled after Japan surrendered. He was working as a TV host in Philadelphia when the Korean War broke out. In 1952 McMahon (pictured below in Korea, Getty Images) was recalled to active duty to pilot the Cessna O-1 Bird Dog. He flew 85 combat missions in the unarmed single-engine spotter plane, earning six air medals. Following the war he remained in the Marines as a reserve officer, rising to the rank of…

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