Celebrities Who Served in the Military

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  • Terence Trent D'Arby
  • 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

Marvin Gaye

The Prince of Motown spent a few turbulent years in the Air Force as a teenager before faking a mental illness to get a discharge. His wish was granted and he went on to become a musical legend. Years later, his commanding officer said in an interview that Gaye often refused to follow orders. Perhaps we'll get a glimpse into this part of his life in one of the several biopics currently in the works about the Motown legend?

(Photo: David Redfern/Redferns)

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