Young Bill Cosby enlisted in the Navy in 1956. He trained as a hospital corpsman and served aboard ships and at the Marine base at Quantico, Virginia, before being sent to Bethesda Naval Hospital, assigned to work with Korean War casualties. In 1960, Cosby was honorably discharged after four years of military service.
William Henry "Bill" Cosby, Jr. (born July 12, 1937) is an American comedian, actor, author, television producer, educator, musician & activist. He joined Navy, serving at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, Naval Station Argentia, Newfoundland & Bethesda Naval Hospital in Maryland. While serving in Navy as a Hospital Corpsman for 4 years, he worked in physical therapy with some seriously injured Korean War casualties, which helped him discover what was important to him.
Colin Luther Powell is an American statesman and a retired 4-star general in the US Army. He was the 65th US Secretary of State. He was the first African American to serve in that position. During his military career, Powell also served as National Security Advisor, as Commander of the U.S. Army Forces Command and as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1989–1993), holding the latter position during the Gulf War. He was the first African American to serve on the Joint Chiefs of Staff.