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Iconic Celebrities Who Served The Country & Were In The Military Before Hollywood

George Carlin – United States Air Force

When George Carlin joined the Air Force, he was trained as a radar technician. However, he was discharged in 1957 after being labeled an “unproductive airman”. After the army, he formed a comedy team and started performing with fellow DJ, Jack Burns. Carlin became one of the best stand-up comedians of all time. He remains famous for his black comedy and his courage to tackle all the taboo topics. Carlin had heart problems throughout his life and suffered three heart attacks. He also struggled with addiction in his later life and entered rehab in 2004. However, he died of cardiac arrest in 2008.

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