Actor, BMC Victor Mature US Coast Guard (Served 1942-1945) Short Bio: He enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard. He was assigned to the icebreaker Storis (WMEC-38), in Boston Harbor, which was doing Greenland patrol work (28 Nov 1942). After 14 months aboard the Storis, Mature was promoted to the rate of Chief Boatswain's Mate. http://coastguard.togetherweserved.com/profile/9597
Buddy Ebsen (actor). Joined the US Coast Guard in 1941, and was given the rank of Lieutenant, Junior Grade. This wartime rank was one step up from the rank of Ensign, the usual rank given newly appointed naval officers in peacetime. Ebsen served as damage control officer and later as executive officer on the Coast Guard-manned Navy frigate USS Pocatello, which recorded weather at its “weather station” These patrols consisted of 30 days at sea, followed by 10 days in port in Seattle.
Lloyd Bridges - During World War II he left Columbia Studios to enlist in the Coast Guard and returned to acting after the war. He was a member of Coast Guard Auxiliary in the 11th District and did a number of public service announcements for the Coast Guard. He was latter appointed an honorary commodore.