Celebrities in Uniform When the U.S. began re-arming for World War II, the vast majority of Americans believed it was not only a duty to serve their country, it was an honor. Among the millions who willingly went into military service were many celebrities from stage, screen, sports, radio and music. This display is devoted to a few of those notables. Click on the following links for more information. Flight Officer Jackie Coogan Col. Gene Raymond, USAFR (Ret.) Maj. Clark Gable Brig. Gen. James M. Stewart, USAFR (Ret.) President Ronald Reagan Click here to return to the World War II Gallery.