Why Tom Selleck Shies Away From the Spotlight These Days

Defending His Country

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Everything was going perfectly for Selleck but just as quickly as he signed his deal with Fox, it was taken away from him. In 1967 the Army drafted him for the Vietnam War. He ended up serving until 1973.

While it may have got in the way of his acting career at first, Selleck was still proud to serve. “I am a veteran, I’m proud of it. I was a sergeant in the U.S. Army infantry, National Guard, Vietnam era,” he said.