May 31, 1961

On this day in 1961, Jimi Hendrix enlisted in the Army for three years. Hendrix was stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, as a member of the Screaming Eagles fighting squad. He was honorably discharged a little over a year later after breaking his ankle during a parachute jump.

Hendrix managed to have access to a left handed guitar while he was on base.

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