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Veteran’s Day: 16 Stars Who Were Military Brats!

Veteran’s Day is a time to reflect, remember and show respect for those who have served out country. From the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps, these men and women keep our country safe and secure, putting their lives on the line for the sake our United States.

These brave and selfless individuals often have their own families that they bring with them to bases all over the world, raising their children in military bases from Germany to Japan. And these kids sometimes grow up and opt not to follow in their parents footsteps but instead they grew up to become singers, actors, and very very famous.

Check out these 16 celebrities who come from parents who were in the army, navy and marines right here:

  • Jessica Alba 1 of 16
    Jessica Alba
    Jessica Alba said of her military family: "My mother grew up in a military family.  Her mother and her father and her grandmother and her great aunt all worked in the Navy, and then my father when he was blessed with the information that I was going to be born, when he was 18 -- 19 years old, he joined the military.  My mother was 18, and he wanted to get an education, and he wanted to support his family, and so the military allowed him to do that.  He went into the Air Force.  We lived on a couple different bases.The ones that I remember, one was in Biloxi, Mississippi, and then the other one that was sort of the more formative years, it was like age five to nine, was in Del Rio, Texas, Laughlin Air Force Base.  And so that was kind of where -- I was really sad to leave when my dad decided to get out of the military, because you get -- I mean, it's really like such a safe environment, and everyone on base becomes your family.  And so I was -- I knew nothing else, and I remember like begging my dad, please let's stay, don't go, and he's like, you know, your mother and I have different dreams beyond this, and we want to go and explore those."
    Source: CNN
  • Heather Locklear 2 of 16
    Heather Locklear
    Marie Claire noted that Heather Locklear was "born of a long line of military folk—daughter of a Marine colonel who served in the Korean War (and) granddaughter of a World War I veteran."
    Source: Marie Claire
  • Pink 3 of 16
    Pink
    Pink's father was a Vietnam vet. She even wrote a song about his service called "My Vietnam." In part the song says, "Daddy was a soldier he taught me about freedom /Peace and all the great things that we take advantage of."
    Source: Funtriva
  • Christina Aguilera 4 of 16
    Christina Aguilera
    "I was born in Staten Island, New York. But I call my hometown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, because that's basically where I ended up from age eight on. But right after Staten Island... I've lived everywhere from Texas, to Japan for three years, to New Jersey. I'm this traveling girl. My father was in the Army, so I guess I'm an Army brat."
    Source: A Class Celebs
  • Vanessa Minnillo 5 of 16
    Vanessa Minnillo
    Vanessa Minnillo was born in a military base in the Phillipines to her U.S. Air Force Aircrew dad and his Filipina wife Helen. They then lived in California, Nevada, Florida, Germany and Japan before settling down in Charleston, S.C. After her parents separated, her mom remarries to another Air Force serviceman. She then spent time in Turkey, until they were forced to evacuate in 1990 after the Gulf War broke out.
    Source: People
  • Priscilla Presley 6 of 16
    Priscilla Presley
    Priscilla's stepfather was a United States Air Force officer. When their family was stationed in West Germnay, Priscilla, at the age of 14, met Elvis Presley and years later got married.
  • Reese Witherspoon 7 of 16
    Reese Witherspoon
    Reese's dad was a ear, nose and throat surgeon for the Army.
  • Bruce Willis 8 of 16
    Bruce Willis
    Bruce Willis was born in Iber-Oberstein, West Germany. His father was a soldier in the U.S. Army and met Bruce's mother while stationed there.
    Source: Mental Floss
  • Tia and Tamera Mowry 9 of 16
    Tia and Tamera Mowry
    The twins were born while their parents were stationed in Germany as part of the U.S. Army.
    Source: Madame Noire
  • Michael J. Fox 10 of 16
    Michael J. Fox
    Michael J. Fox's dad was in the Canadian Forces and his family moved around a whole bunch until he retired in 1971.
    Source: Mental Floss
  • Peter Sarsgaard 11 of 16
    Peter Sarsgaard
    His dad was in the Air Force and he was born on a base. He used his family's military background for his role in Jar Head.
    Source: Google
  • Mary-Louise Parker 12 of 16
    Mary-Louise Parker
    Her dad was a judge in the Army. She was born on the base of Fort Jackson in North Carolina. Her family moved to North Carolina, Tenneesse, Texas and as well as overseas.
  • Patton Oswalt 13 of 16
    Patton Oswalt
    Patton Oswalt is the son of a Marine colonel and was named Patton for the famous military general.
    Source: About.com
  • Julianne Moore 14 of 16
    Julianne Moore
    Her dad was a judge for the Army. The family moved 12 times when she was growing up, and they were stationed in places from Alaska and Panama.
    Source: Veteran's United
  • Kathie Lee Gifford 15 of 16
    Kathie Lee Gifford
    The Today show host was born in Paris, France while her parents were stationed their. Her father, Aaron Leon Epstein, was an American naval officer and her mother was a Naval secretary.
  • Marcia Gay Harden 16 of 16
    Marcia Gay Harden
    She grew up in Japan, Greece, Germany and all over the US.
    Source: NNDB
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