Stanley Frank "Stan" Musial (born Stanisław Franciszek Musiał; November 21, 1920 – January 19, 2013) was an American professional baseball player, nicknamed "Stan the Man", and Navy veteran of World War II. Musial won his second World Series championship in 1944, then missed the entire 1945 season while serving with the United States Navy.
Henry Ford II-Navy-WW2-served 2 years-Lieutenant-requested sea duty but his Father's death required that he leave the Navy to assume control of Ford Motor Co. The Secretary of the Navy requested he leave (FORD MOTOR CO/Industrialist)
Peanuts Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz served in the Army from 1943-45 with the 20th Armored Division in Europe. His unit saw combat only at the very end of the war. Schulz said that he only ever had one opportunity to fire his machine gun but forgot to load it. Fortunately, he said, the German soldier he could have fired at willingly surrendered. Years later, Schulz proudly spoke of his wartime service.
Edgar Allan Poe (born Edgar Poe; January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American author, poet, editor, and literary critic. Unable to support himself, on May 27, 1827, Poe enlisted in the United States Army as a private. Using the name "Edgar A. Perry", he claimed he was 22 years old even though he was 18.