James Garner – US Infantry
Before entering acting, James Garner was a respected US Veteran. He joined the US Merchant Marine way back in 1944 in order to make some cash. However, he later discovered that he experienced from severe seasickness, something that didn’t help at all!
Consequently, he enlisted in the California Army National Guard before joining the 5th Regimental Combat Team as a shooter. Garner then spent 14 months in Korea during the Korean War. He was hurt twice but he luckily survived. He was awarded many medals even though he never managed to become a sailor. Respect, sir!