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.

2. George S. Patton

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: General
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.

4. Alvin C. York

Birthday: 1887
Died On: 1964
Famous As: Warrior, Military Leader
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.

Also Known As: Dwight David Ike Eisenhower
Birthday: 14 October 1890
Born In: Denison
Sun Sign: Libra
Died On: 28 March 1969
Famous As: 34th U.S. President
Dwight D. Eisenhower, the 34th president of the United States, served as a five-star general during World War II. He was responsible for the invasion of North Africa and Normandy in the mid-1940s.