Many of our Presidents, about two thirds, have served in the armed forces of the United States, but eight were involved in particularly notable roles in the military that stand the test of time.
George Washington during the Revolutionary War.
Ulysses S. Grant during the Indian Wars, Mexican War, and Civil War.
Theodore Roosevelt during the Spanish American War.
Harry Truman during World War I.
Dwight D. Eisenhower during World War II.
John F. Kennedy during World War II.
Jimmy Carter in the early Cold War years.
George H. W. Bush during World War II.
Other Presidents served of course, and Andrew Jackson, William Henry Harrison, and Zachary Taylor were generals; Rutherford B. Hayes, James A. Garfield, Benjamin Harrison and William McKinley served in the Civil War; and Hayes and Franklin Pierce (in the Mexican War) and Kennedy were wounded. But these eight listed above particularly stand out in their military service of all of the Presidents who served!
I guess you would have to consider the self admitted alcoholic cocaine addict, G. W. Bush, who was supposed to be in the Texas National Guard during Viet Nam.
Then there Ronald Reagan who enrolled in a series of “home-study” Army Extension Courses on 18 March 1935. After completing “14 of the courses”, he enlisted in the Army Enlisted Reserve on 29 April 1937, as a Private assigned to Troop B, 322nd Cavalry at Des Moines, Iowa.
He was appointed Second Lieutenant in the Officers Reserve Corps of the Cavalry on 25 May 1937.Â On June 18 of that year Reagan, who had just moved to Los Angeles to begin his film career, accepted his Officerâ€™s Commission and was assigned to the 323rd Cavalry.
Lieutenant Reagan was ordered to active duty on 19 April 1942. Due to eyesight difficulties, he was classified for limited service only..
.. so he made war films where he was the hero. 🙂
Your sarcasm is literally dripping, Engineer! LOL HAHA!