Celebrities Who Served in the Military

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  • Morgan Freeman
  • Marvin Gaye
  • Berry Gordy
  • James Earl Jones
  • Bill Cosby
  • MC Hammer
  • Harry Belafonte
  • Ice-T
  • Canibus
  • Montel Williams
  • Jimi Hendrix
  • J.R. Martinez
  • Nate Dogg
  • Shaggy
  • Terence Trent D'Arby

Berry Gordy

Before he became one of the most influential men in music, Gordy was drafted into the Army and served for three years in the Korean War. Upon his release from the military in 1953, Gordy pursued a career as a songwriter and founded Motown Records four years later in 1957. 

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