Eric Zeir attended Heidelberg High School in 1986-87. He played Quarterback for the University of Georgia and went on the play in the NFL for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Cleveland Browns.
Zeir is now a Vice President for the Banc Corp.
DANNY WUERFFEL (1974- )
Quarterback Danny Wuerffel won the Heisman Trophy in 1996 when he played for the University of Florida. He spent 7 years in the NFL and retired in New Orleans. His home and Desire Street Ministries were destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.
Wuerffel, son of an Air Force Chaplain, is an overseas brat and alumnus. His father stated that when he was in Europe he played soccer.
JAMES WOODS (1947- )
Army Brat James Woods is the son of an intelligence officer. His father died when he was 12 years old.
He received a full scholarship to Massachusetts Institute of Technology but dropped out in his senior year to pursue his acting career.
ANN AND NANCY WILSON
In an interview on the TV Program “Live with Regis and Kathy Lee”, Ann and Nancy Wilson stated that they were Marine Corps Brats. In a previous interview they stated that they had lived in Panama during their father’s tour of duty there.
In 1976, the Rock stars debuted their first Heart Album. Later they formed an additional group, the Lovemongers. Nancy composed the award-winning score for “Jerry McGuire.”
BRUCE WILLIS (1955- )
Bruce Willis was born on the Army base in Idar-Oberstein, Germany, where his father was stationed. The Willis family moved from there to the small town of Penns Grove, NJ when he was two. After graduating from high school there, he was a waiter and bartender until he was given roles in New York plays.
DIANNE WIEST (1948- )
Dianne Wiest, an Army Brat, graduated from Nuremberg American High School in 1964.
Ms Wiest won Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actress for “Hannah and Her Sisters” (1986) and for “Bullets Over Broadway” (1994). She was also nominated for Best Supporting Actress in 1989 for “Parenthood.”
SENATOR (D-Rhode Island)
Senator Whitehouse is a Diplobrat and an Overseas Brat. His father, Charles Whitehouse, was a Marine Corps pilot in World War II who later became U.S. Ambassador to Laos and Thailand – Sheldon grew up all over the globe, experiencing first-hand the power of American statesmanship to foster better relationships throughout the world.
Senator Sheldon was elected to his first term in the U.S. Senate in 2006.
Senator Whitehouse’s official website is: http://whitehouse.senate.gov/
MARY EDWARDS WERTSCH
AUTHOR & REPORTER
Mary Edwards Werstch is a military brat. Her father was an Army Officer.
Wertsch’s Book: “Military Brats: Legacies of Childhood Inside the Fortress” is considered to be the seminal book on growing up and forever being a “military brat.”
PETER WELLER (1947- )
ACTOR – DIRECTOR
Peter Weller attended Heidelberg High School (1962). His father was an Army Helicopter Pilot.
His best known role was that of the original Robocop.
Senator James “Jim” Webb is an Air Force and Overseas Brat.
Webb’s father was a career Air Force officer who flew B-17s and B-29s during World War II and was later involved in the USAF missile program. His father is buried at Arlington National Cemetery .
While growing up Senator Webb attended more than a dozen schools across the United States and in England .
Webb graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1968 and served in Vietnam as a 1st lieutenant commanding an infantry platoon. While in Vietnam he was awarded the Navy Cross, Silver Star, two Bronze Stars and two Purple Hearts.
He left the Marine Corps in 1972. Graduated from Georgetown Law School in 1975. He was the Secretary of the Navy under Ronald Regan from 1987-88.
Senator Webb was elected to his first term in the US Senate in 2006.
Senator Webb’s official website is: http://webb.senate.gov/