George Jones joined the United States Marine Corps on November 16th, 1951 at the age of 20. For more on this story click our blog HERE.
Enjoy this article from The Boot that lists our beloved country music star who enlisted along with a few others! Thank you so much for all who have served. We owe you a lifetime of gratitude!
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Country music is filled with songs proclaiming love and devotion to the United States, but for many artists, their patriotism runs even deeper.
Several artists — Jamey Johnson, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson, among others — spent time in the United States military prior to the start of their successful music careers. For some, like Willie Nelson, their time in the armed forces ended before they fully pursued their musical gifts, but most, including Kristofferson, Cash and Craig Morgan, followed their musical aspirations even while serving their country
This story was originally written by Gayle Thompson, and revised by Angela Stefano.
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