A Tribute to All Who Served

INSP is proud of our U.S. military forces, and we commend all who served to protect and defend our nation, past and present, in The Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard.

Let’s take a look at a few INSP stars who put on the uniform before they put on their costumes in Hollywood. We invite you to share stories and photos to honor the veterans in your life in the comments below. 

Tune in to the Gunsmoke Veterans Day Marathon at 3 ET.


 

Dan Blocker (Bonanza, The Lost Episodes)

U.S. Army, Korean War – Purple Heart

 

Leif Erickson (The High Chaparral)

U.S.  Navy, WW II – Combat Photographer

Leif Erikson - High Chap

 

Cameron Mitchell (The High Chaparral)

U.S. Army Air Corps – WWII Bombardier

 

Peter Breck (The Big Valley)

U.S. Navy

 

Fess Parker (Daniel Boone)

U.S. Navy, transferred to U.S. Marine Corps

Fess Parker D Boone

 

Chuck Norris (Walker, Texas Ranger)

U.S. Air Force – Air Force Veteran of the Year Award, 2001

Chuck Norris - WTR

 

Earl Hamner, Jr. (The Waltons)

U.S. Army, WWII

Earl Hamner Smile

 

Ralph Waite (The Waltons)

U.S. Marine Corps

Ralph Waite - Waltons

 

Don Knotts (Matlock)

U.S. Army, WWII

Don Knotts Blog

 

Orson Bean (Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman)

U.S. Army

Orson-Bean---Dr-Q300

 

Guest Stars

 

Leonard Nimoy

The Virginian, Bonanza and Daniel Boone

U.S. Army Reserve

Leonard Nimoy on Daniel Boone

Ernest Borgnine (Little House on the Prairie)

U.S. Navy, WWII

Ernest Borgnine - LHOP

 

Johnny Cash

Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman and Little House on the Prairie

U.S. Air Force, Korean War

Johnny Cash - LHOP

 

INSP Movie Stars

 

James Stewart (The Rare Breed)

U.S. Army, WWII – Pilot, Brigadier General

James Stewart - The Rare Breed

 

Audie Murphy (Gunsmoke)

U.S. Army, WWII – Became the nation’s most decorated WWII soldier with 33 awards and medals, including three Purple Hearts, one Medal of Honor and the Distinguished Service Cross.

Audie Murphy - Gunsmoke Head

 

Tom Selleck (The Shadow Riders)

California National Guard

Tom-Selleck---Shadow-Riders300