Celebrities That Served in the Military Before Their Big Break

Before they were stars, many of the world’s most celebrities started off in the military. Whether they were there for a few months or served a full career in the armed forces, these are some of the most famous faces you never knew had a history of service. Read on to find out which stars you never expected…

Walt Disney

In 1918, World War I took a young Walt Disney to battle at age sixteen after he forged the paperwork. He joined the Army and partook in the American Ambulance Corps, a Red Cross division. He served again in World War II as a propaganda cartoonist. The unit was known as Walt Disney Training Films Unit.


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