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: Soldier
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: General George Smith Patton Jr., George Smith Patton Jr., George S. Patton
Birthday: 11 November 1885
Born In: San Gabriel, California, United States
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died On: 21 December 1945
Famous As: Military Officer
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.

Birthday: 22 February 1732
Born In: Westmoreland County, Virginia, United States
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died On: 14 December 1799
Famous As: First U.S. President

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 Harold Doolittle
Birthday: 14 December 1896
Born In: Alameda, California, United States
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died On: 27 September 1993
Famous As: Military General
An aviation pioneer, Jimmy Doolittle played a crucial role as a flying instructor during the First World War. He was later recalled during World War II, and was presented with the Medal of Honor for his leadership as commander during an air raid.

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: Soldier
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.