Another blast from the past. This was taken in the 1980s. This is John Crawford, who was in both Star Trek and Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea.
This photo was taken at his house in Studio City, California. Some fans of “The Big Four” (all four of Irwin Allen’s TV shows) came to L.A. and were visiting the actors. They were getting interviews for fan magazines about their rules.
We all sat down to chat in his living room. This was the first time I had been in an actor’s house (and actually the only time), so I was terrified I was going to screw up and say something stupid. The cat jumped up on the sofa and climbed all over him. Clearly a case of “Pay attention to me! These other humans aren’t important!”).
No veteran experience that I could find online, but he was at the right age to be a World War II vet. He passed away in 2010.