7. Josh Gracin

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You may know Josh Gracin as a finalist on the second season of American Idol, but it turns out the “Nothin’ to Lose” singer first served our country as a United States Marine. Gracin was in the Marines when he auditioned for Idol in 2003, and once he finished the show he returned to finish his service. 

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Instead of joining his fellow Idols on tour following the show, Gracin travelled across the country for a year to promote the Marines and recruit new people to join. After he finished his duties, Gracin was honorably discharged from the Marines in September 2004.

Since then, Gracin has released two albums and numerous hit singles, including “Stay with Me” and “We Weren’t Crazy.”

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