George C. Scott is best known for portraying General George S. Patton and refusing the Academy Award that came with it. George’s military career started far earlier when he joined the United States Marine Corps in 1946.
During his enlistment, George was stationed in Washington D.C. where he served as an honor guard at Arlington National Cemetery during military funerals. He also taught English literature, Radio speaking, and writing at the Marine Corp Institute. He served in the Marine Corps until 1949.