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Famous Veterans: James Garner

July 30, 2017

James Garner entered the entertainment world early on by modeling men’s bathing suits for $25 an hour. During his high school career, he played various sports but nothing ever took. He dropped out of school and shortly joined the California Army National Guard.

His first seven months were spent in California, but he spent 14 subsequent months in Korea as part of the 5th Regimental Combat Team. He was wounded twice: first in the face and hand from a mortar, and second from friendly fire from fighter jet.

Following his time in the National Guard, Garner enjoyed immense success as an actor until he passed away in 2014.

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