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Presidents Who Served in the Armed Forces

President
Service
George Washington

Continental Army, Virginia Regiment French and Indian War and American Revolution

John Adams None
Thomas Jefferson Virginia Militia - Did not see action.
James Madison Virginia Militia - Did not see action
James Monroe American Revolution - He was wounded at the Battle of Trenton.
John Quincy Adams Did not see action.
Andrew Jackson American Revolution, War of 1812, Creek War, Seminole War
Martin Van Buren None
William Harrison U.S. Army -Northwest Indian War and the War of 1812
John Tyler U.S. Army - War of 1812
James Polk Tennessee State Militia - never saw action
Zachary Taylor U.S. Army - War of 1812, Black Hawk War - Second Seminole War, Mexican American War
Millard Filmore New York State Militia, American Civil War
Franklin Pierce U.S. Army - Mexican-American War, wounded at the Battle of Contreras
James Buchanan Pennsylvania State Militia -War of 1812
Abraham Lincoln Illinois State Militia- Black Hawk War (Commander in Chief during the American Civil War)
Andrew Johnson U.S. Army-American Civil
Ulysses S. Grant U.S. Army - Mexican-American War, and American Civil War
Rutherford B. Hayes U.S. Army - American Civil War he was wounded at the Battle of South Mountain.
James Garfield U.S. Army - American Civil War
Chester A. Arthur New York State Militia - Quartermaster General during the American Civil War.
Grover Cleveland None
Benjamin Harrison U.S. Army - American Civil War
William McKinley U.S. Army - American Civil War
Theodore Roosevelt U.S. Army - Spanish-American War (Only President to receive the Medal of Honor.)
William Taft None
Woodrow Wilson None
Warren Harding None
Calvin Coolidge None
Herbert Hoover None
Franklin D. Roosevelt None (Commander in Chief during WWII)
Harry Truman U.S. Army and U.S. Army Reserve - WWI
Dwight D. Eisenhower U.S. Army - WWI (Served in U.S.) WWII (Served as Supreme Allied Commander) (Commander in Chief as President.)
John F. Kennedy U.S. Navy - WWII He received the Purple Heart and Navy and Marine Corps Medals.
Lyndon B. Johnson U.S. Naval Reserve - He was in an airplane when it was attacked in WWII.)
Richard Nixon U.S. Naval Reserve - WWII
Gerald Ford U.S. Naval Reserve - WWII
Jimmy Carter U.S. Navy - Served during WWII at the Naval Academy, served in U.S. during the Korean War.
Ronald Reagan U.S. Army Reserve - WWII served in U.S.
George H. Bush United States Naval Reserve - WWII Combat Pilot. He won the Distinguished Flying Cross.
Bill Clinton None
George W. Bush Texas Air National Guard - Served in U.S. during Vietnam War.
Barack Obama None

 



Sources:

The Presidents of the United States. 22 September 2004: http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/

Davis, Gibbs and Ilus. David A. Johnson. Wackiest White House Pets. New York: Scholastic Press, October 2004

James, Barber and Amy Pastan. Smithsonian Presidents and First Ladies. New York: DK Publishing, 2002

Kane, Joseph Natan. Facts about the Presidents from Washington to Johnson. New York: H.W. Wilson Company, 1964.

McCullough, Noah, The Essential Book of Presidential Trivia. Random House, USA, 2006

Pine, Joslyn, Presidential Wit and Wisdom: Memorable Quotes from George Washington to Barack Obama . Dover Publications, Mineola, New York, 2009

Huffington Post web site.

Lang, Stephen, The Complete Book of Presidential Trivia, Pelican Publishing Company, Gretna, 2011

O'Reilly, Bill, and Dugard, Martin, Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever, Henry Holt and Company, New York, 2011

St. George, Judith In the Line of Fire: Presidents' Lives at Stake , Scholastic Inc. New York, 2001

In addition to these books, I have also read and have used information from those listed on my Books About President page.

 

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