Before they were famous, many truly influential men and women started by serving their country in the US military or grew up in military families.

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Before they were famous, many truly influential men and women started by serving their country in the US military. Once military service ended, many applied their GI Bill benefits to the education that jump-started their new careers. Even children of military families, commonly called "military brats", went on to become stand-outs in their fields. Could life in the military have given each of them a solid foundation for all-star success? Here are people who went from military service, to a lifetime of success, service and achievement.

GI Bill Heroes

The GI Bill transformed America by enabling a whole generation of military veterans, men and women, to go to college for the first time, and go on to become doctors, lawyers, engineers and valuable contributors to modern America. Here are some famous people who made the most of their GI Bill benefits.

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Military All-Stars

It may surprise you to know that before they chose careers as US Senators, actors, businessmen, and people who changed the world, many people whose names are household words were once people who served their country in the US military.

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GI Kids

GI kids often say they grow up feeling like outsiders that never truly fit into regular lifestyles. Maybe that's what makes many GI kids such innovative citizens of the world. With so many GI kids going on to illustrious careers, and to fame and fortune.perhaps there really is something about growing up military.

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