Leonard  S.  Nimoy  
  Rank, Service
Staff Sergeant E-6,  U.S. Army
  Veteran of:
U.S. Army 1953-1955
Cold War 1953-1955

Leonard Nimoy was born on March 26, 1931, in Boston, Massachusetts. He began theater acting in 1939, and acted in several movies before enlisting in the U.S. Army on December 3, 1953. While in the Army, Staff Sergeant Nimoy served in the Special Services Corps at Fort Ord, California; Fort Benning, Georgia; and Fort McPherson, Georgia; before receiving an honorable discharge on November 23, 1955. During this time he toured Army posts to entertain the troops, as well as doing shows at colleges to help with Army recruiting. After leaving the Army he acted in many movies and television shows, but he is best known for his role as Spock on the television show Star Trek from 1966 to 1969, and in multiple Star Trek movies made between 1979 and 2013. Leonard Nimoy died on February 27, 2015.

Soldier's Creed:

I am an American Soldier.

I am a warrior and a member of a team.

I serve the people of the United States, and live the Army Values.

I will always place the mission first.

I will never accept defeat.

I will never quit.

I will never leave a fallen comrade.

I am disciplined, physically and mentally tough, trained and proficient in my warrior tasks and drills.

I always maintain my arms, my equipment and myself.

I am an expert and I am a professional.

I stand ready to deploy, engage, and destroy, the enemies of the United States of America in close combat.

I am a guardian of freedom and the American way of life.

I am an American Soldier.




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