Did Jimi Hendrix serve in US Army?

Born in Seattle, Washington, Hendrix began playing guitar at the age of 15. In 1961, he enlisted in the US Army, but was discharged the following year.

What did Jimi Hendrix do in the Army?

He completed boot camp and was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division, stationed in Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Private Hendrix was not much of a soldier, records indicating he was an unqualified marksman.

Why did Jimi Hendrix get kicked out of the Army?

Although Hendrix had signed up for three years of service, Captain Gilbert Batchman had had enough after one year, and made the case for Hendrix to be discharged, as his problems were judged to not be treatable by “hospitalization or counseling.” An alleged ankle injury during a parachute jump gave Young Hendrix the …