Private Cathay Williams was the only woman to serve in the US Army as a Buffalo Soldier. On November 15, 1866 she enlisted in the Army as a man. Williams reversed her name William Cathay and lived as a male soldier and served until she was found out due to the last of many illnesses she suffered while in service. She is the only documented black woman known to have served in the Army during these times when enlisting women was prohibited
Charity Adams, the first African American commissioned officer in the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps in 1942. She served in the Army for four years and held the rank of Lt. Colonel at the time of her release from active duty.
Jimi Hendrix, (né Johnny Allen Hendrix; November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970). After several brushes with the law enlisted in U.S. Army for two years in 1961 and assigned to 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, KY. Musician, singer and songwriter. More
Ronald Reagan, In December 1941, right after the U.S. entered into World War II, Reagan was drafted into the army. His near-sightedness kept him from the front so he spent three years in the army working for the Motion Picture Army Unit making training and propaganda films. Then he served as Governor of CA, and they went on to two terms as The President of the United States of America.
Jimmy Stewart was hardcore. He was rejected from the WWII draft for being too skinny, and kept applying until he had bulked enough. The army tried to give him the celebrity treatment, have him make training films and sell bonds. He fought against it and instead became a fighter pilot, flying over 20 missions in Nazi occupied Europe. He retired a Brigadier General of the USAF. Also, he won an Oscar and starred in countless classics. Feel like a loser yet???? :)