5 Celebs Who Have Fought for Our Country
Before they were famous, they made the ultimate sacrifice.
When we know celebrities for a movie, a TV show or a personality, we don't often consider their lives prior to fame. What did they believe in? What did they fight for?
On days such as the 4th of July, it's more than appropriate to place extra thought and focus on those who have given time out of their lives for the betterment of our country.
These five wonderful celebrities just so happen to be a part of this group.
Branch: Air Force
Armed with the ultimate goal of learning how to fly, Freeman joined the Air Force. He served for nearly four years, eventually leaving to pursue his passion for the stage. He acted for over 20 years before hitting his big break in Hollywood.
Ice-T, born Tracy Lauren Marro, found himself in trouble. He had a girlfriend, a young daughter and plenty of bills to pay. This struggle inspired him to join the Army, where he'd serve for four years, infantry.
The rapper-turned-actor eventually found himself stationed in Hawaii where, for the first time, he had the means to pursue creative passions.
You wouldn't know it now, but Hugh Hefner started out with a modest military job as a cartoonist for Army newspapers. Though the multi-millionaire Playboy mogul has made news as of late for alleged abuse within the Playboy Mansion, he's a fantastic example of what hard work and dedication can result in.
Branch: Marine Corps
Funny guy Drew Carey hasn't always had such a funny life. He served in the Marine Corps Reserves for six years, during which time he sprinkled in as many standup show performances as possible.
After deciding college wasn't for him, Hammer (Stanley Kirk Burrell) joined the Navy, where he stayed for three years. He's said that he originally joined in order to keep himself on the right path after a series of life struggles.