The Most Popular US Veterans

The United States of America has produced many veterans over the years. While many go unnoticed for various reasons, some go on to hog the limelight. It helps if the veteran is also a celebrity known for his or her achievements in a particular field other than the military. Get to know about these popular US veterans by going through the list below.
Also Known As: Audie Leon Murphy
Birthday: 20 June 1925
Born In: Kingston, Texas, United States
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died On: 28 May 1971
Famous As: One of the Most Decorated American Combat Soldiers of World War II
Audie Murphy was one of the most celebrated and decorated American soldiers of World War II. He was honored with every military combat award for valor, including the Medal of Honor. He also had a successful acting career that spanned 21 years.
Also Known As: George Smith Patton Jr.
Birthday: 11 November 1885
Born In: San Gabriel, California, United States
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died On: 21 December 1945
Famous As: One of the Most Successful Combat Generals in United States History
George S. Patton commanded the U.S. Seventh Army during World War II. His achievements in the United States Army made him an American folk hero. Such was his popularity that many actors have portrayed him on-screen.
Also Known As: President Washington
Birthday: 22 February 1732
Born In: Westmoreland County, Virginia, United States
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died On: 14 December 1799
Famous As: 1st President of the United States (1789 - 1797)

George Washington, the first president of the United States, led Patriot forces to victory in the country's War for Independence. After receiving initial military training with the Virginia Regiment, Washington went on to command the American forces against the British.

Also Known As: James Maitland Stewart
Birthday: 20 May 1908
Born In: Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died On: 02 July 1997
Famous As: American Actor Known for His Distinctive Drawl and Everyman Screen Persona
Considered one of the greatest American male actors ever, James Stewart had a film career that spanned more than 55 years. He also had a successful military career, becoming the first major American film star to fight in World War II as part of the United States Army.
Also Known As: Alvin Cullum York
Birthday: 13 December 1887
Born In: Fentress County, Tennessee, United States
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died On: 02 September 1964
Famous As: One of the Most Decorated United States Army Soldiers of World War I
Alvin York was one of the most decorated soldiers who served in the United States Army during World War I. His heroism during the war not only earned him a Medal of Honor, but also made him a national hero and international celebrity.