Country music has always had strong ties to our armed forces but did you know that some of the biggest names actually served?
Willie Nelson served in the Air Force after graduating high school in 1950. However, back troubles forced him to leave the service after being stationed at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.
Kristofferson attended West Point, as a pilot and almost, became a professor. He left West Point and his plans of the service for Nashville.
Jones was never deployed. He spent his entire career in California, with the Marines, starting in 1951.
Cash was in the Air Force and was hard at work when the news came down that Joseph Stalin had died. Cash spent most of his enlistment in Germany.
Morgan spent 10 years in the Army but also several as a reservist when he got home.
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