As we get ready to celebrate Memorial Day, our annual holiday to remember men and women who have died fighting for our military, let's take a look at some celebs who have enlisted in the Armed Forces. Here's a list of five celebrities who have served, or have been rumored to have served in the military.
After graduating high school, Ice-T, born Tracy Marrow, enlisted in the US Army and served in the 27th Infantry for four years. He has been critical of his time in the armed forces and said it was an experience he did not enjoy. There has been controversy on whether he was trained as a Ranger.
After leaving Kent State University, Drew Carey enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served for six years. Even when he became a star, Carey remains dedicated to helping the USMC and the troops through fundraisers and hosting events benefiting veterans.
Fred Durst had a very short-lived military career, after joining the US Navy to as he said, "Impress his girlfriend and father." The Limp Bizkit frontman didn't make it through boot camp and dropped out. Durst later said of his time in the Navy, "Being in the Navy was like being in prison. It was the biggest mistake of my life."
This one is harder to verify, because some have backed up the story that Axl was a member of the 32nd Armor Regiment, even sporting a large tattoo of the crest on his arm, and some have denied his military service altogether. There does seem to be more evidence that Rose did in fact, serve in the early 80's, but for now it remains more urban legend than fact.
US Air Force
The comedian was a boom operator in the US Airforce, but was dishonorably discharged for various offenses back in 1981. It was in the Air Force where his comedy career began, and has since made him a star. On his military experience, Sinbad has said about going AWOL, "I didn't make the Air Force basketball team, and went into denial. So I kept going AWOL."
So as we get ready to kick off the summer season and remember those who died while serving our country, even some celebrities enlisted to fight for our country. What other celebrities have been in the Armed Forces? Did your favorite make the list?
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