23 Characters Who Are as American as Apple Pie

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We all love the country we call home, but nobody loves their country more than these TV characters.

It's easy to picture them grilling burgers and dogs in the backyard with fireworks shooting off in the distance, and a red, white, and blue backdrop.

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Maybe they're wearing a uniform, and maybe they're not. In either case, they are making America a safer and better place to be by doing what they do.

When you think of love of country, fireworks, and apple pie, which TV characters come to mind? Who's out there fighting for you?

Read on to see if your patriot made our list.

1. Frank Reagan - Blue Bloods

Frank Reagan - Blue Bloods
Nw York City Police Commissioner Frank Reagan has been serving his country in one way or another his entire adult life. After serving in the United States Marine Corp, he joined the NYPD and was later appointed commissioner. You can't get much more American than that.

2. Jethro Gibbs - NCIS

Jethro Gibbs - NCIS
Gibbs also served in the Marine Corp as a sniper before taking command of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS). Straight laced Gibbs always gets his man, and he loves serving his country.

3. Sherman T. Potter - MASH

Sherman T. Potter - MASH
Army Colonel Sherman T. Potter replaced Henry Blake as the leader the 4077th MASH (Mobile Army Surgical Hospital) unit stationed in Korea. Not only does he serve his country, which is American enough, he often talks about how much he loves Missouri and the things he misses from back home.

4. Carrie Mathison - Homeland

Carrie Mathison - Homeland
CIA operative Carrie Mathison may have struggled with her mental stability, and decision making abilities, but no one can dispute the love she has for America. She'll go to any lengths, and we mean any lengths, to do what her country asks of her.

5. Leslie Knope - Parks and Recreation

Leslie Knope - Parks and Recreation
Leslie Knope is the enthusiastic Deputy Director of the Parks and Rec Department in Pawnee, Indiana. She's wanted to serve in the government her whole life and believes it's there to serve the people, which she does proudly.

6. President Bartlet - The West Wing

President Bartlet - The West Wing
Jed Barlet proudly serves the United States as President, where he won by a landslide. In fact, he's never lost an election his 36-year career serving the people. He did his job with honor and pride until MS forced him out of office.

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