Unraveling A Comedy Legend: Facts About Don Knotts That Will Shock You

The Military Service of Don Knotts

Enlisted in the United States Army at age 19, Knotts was an Army Reservist for one week. He reported for active duty one week later, on June 21st, and was transferred to active duty status in the United States Army. The Army Reserve and the Army National Guard constitute the Army element of the Reserve components of the United States Armed Forces. (The above photo of Knotts is from an episode of “McHale’s Navy”).