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!