Celebrities Who Served in the Military

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


This New York rapper was one of the most anticipated MCs of the 1990s, drawing comparisons to legends like Nas, even as an unknown. But after 9/11, the rapper was drawn to a higher cause. Canibus enlisted in the military and served four years before he was discharged for smoking weed on camera.

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