Celebrities Who Served in the Military

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  • Canibus
  • Montel Williams
  • Jimi Hendrix
  • J.R. Martinez
  • Nate Dogg
  • Shaggy
  • Terence Trent D'Arby
  • Morgan Freeman
  • Marvin Gaye
  • Berry Gordy
  • James Earl Jones
  • Bill Cosby
  • MC Hammer
  • Harry Belafonte
  • Ice-T

Jimi Hendrix

Before he set the world on fire with his guitar, Jimi Hendrix got his hands on some actual firepower as a member of the Army's 101st Airborne division. The troubled teen enlisted in the military as an alternative to jail time following an arrest for stealing cars but was later honorably discharged for "unsuitability." 

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