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Mar282011

Tom Selleck, US National Guard 1967-1973


Tom Selleck
(Actor)
(Thomas William Selleck)
b. 29 Jan 1945 – d.
US National Guard 1967-1973, Served in Infantry, Honorary First Lieutenant 2002

Selleck served in the 160th Infantry of the California Army National Guard and was activated at the breakout of the Watts Riots. While a member of the Guard, Selleck attended the California Military Academy and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant. Later, he appeared on recruitment posters for the California National Guard and the California Military Academy.

Throughout his career, Selleck continued his allegiance to the California National Guard and the military community, volunteering countless hours for public service announcements documenting National Guard contributions to the Nation, encouraging civilian employer support, and promoting recruitment and retention. In 2008, as the Spokesperson for the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Fund, he announced the campaign to build an educational center near the Vietnam Memorial in Washington DC.

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