Stars Who Served: 7 Celebrity Veterans

This Monday is Memorial Day, and it's not just about music festivals and sweet BBQs — although those are time-honored traditions. It was founded as a day of remembrance for those who died serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.

These celebrity veterans are still very much alive, but it seems like an appropriate time to recognize them for their service, and thank them for their sacrifices. Some of these stars may actually surprise you!

From small-screen staples to Dancing With the Stars champions, from the Marine Corps to the Air Force, military veterans come in all kinds of stars and stripes. Click through to learn about the enlisted past of some of our favorite celebs.

05.24.2014 / 12:00 AM EDT by Sarah Anne Lloyd
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