These TV show characters have served their country in the military.
While they are fictional, we appreciate what the characters do to facilitate conversation on behalf of the real military men and women who give of themselves and have fought valiantly over the years to protect our freedoms and those of others around the world.
We thank them for this brave, patriotic service and honor them with the following photo gallery.
Seeley Booth - Bones
On Bones, Seeley Booth served as a long-time sniper in the Army. He achieve the rank of Master Sergeant following service in the Gulf War, Somalia and Kosovo.
Sam Hanna - NCiS: Los Angeles
Sam Hanna was a Navy SEAL prior to joining forces with the NCIS: Los Angeles team.
Marine Lt Col Sarah MacKenzie - JAG
We're digging back in the TV archives for some female representation. Marine Lt Col Sarah MacKenzie, nickname Mac. In this precursor to NCIS, Mac was selected as commander of Joint Legal Service Center Southwest, a JAG office in San Diego during the final episode of the series. Big stuff! She may or may not have taken the position, but it was a well-deserved offer.
Leroy Jethro Gibbs - NCIS
This NCIS team leader is a veteran of Desert Storm action in Iraq. He was a gunnery sergeant in the Marines. We thank him for his service.
Damon Salvatore - The Vampire Diaries
Damon Salvatore briefly served in the Confederate Army, but deserted before the conclusion of the Civil War. Still... he looks great in uniform, huh?!?
John Winchester - Supernatural
Sam and Dean's father on Supernatural took on enemy humans before he took on monsters. He spent time as a member of the Marines. The proof was in his journal.