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Tom Selleck Salutes Military Veterans on 'The View' (VIDEO)

by Stephanie Opella, posted Nov 11th 2011 6:00PM
For Veteran's Day, 'The View' (weekdays, syndicated on ABC) brought on Tom Selleck, a veteran of the California Army National Guard before becoming an actor. Elisabeth Hasselbeck thanked him for his service, and the ladies oggled at an old photo of Selleck in his uniform.

Selleck was on his way to Washington to help promote an education center at the Vietnam Memorial Wall that, as he said, "tells the stories of all the fallen from all our wars. While there, he can go visit some old mementos from his past. The Smithsonian houses his Hawaiian shirt, Detroit Lions hat and ring from 'Magnum P.I.' "They recognize this as the first show that really recognized Vietnam vets in a positive light," Selleck explained.

When asked why he waited almost 20 years between 'Magnum' and 'Blue Bloods,' Selleck said he took the time to focus on his family. "I quit 'Magnum' to have a family ... and if you can afford it, you should ask yourself, 'What's this going to do to my family?'" After shooting the 'Blue Bloods' pilot, he realized quickly that the cast was "not only good actors, but they're good people so we can be happy and have dinner together for seven years."


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nama holston

THANK YOU, TOM FOR YOUR SERVICE AS WELL AS ALL THE OTHERS WHO "SERVED!" WE, AS LEGAL AMERICANS, OWE YOU SO VERY MUCH AND WE SHOULD NEVER FORGET!

November 12 2011 at 5:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
iambatai00

The ring was his SEAL ring. The hat was from the Detroit Tigers.

November 12 2011 at 8:27 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jim

Nice story. Too bad you got part of it wrong. His hat and ring are from the Detroit Tigers, not the Lions.

November 11 2011 at 7:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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