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Photos: Surprising celebrities who served in the U.S. military

Jimi Hendrix enlisted in the army at age 18, but it wasn't exactly his idea. He got into trouble with the law and he was given a choice: prison or the Army, according to his biography on <a href='http://www.military.com/veteran-jobs/career-advice/military-transition/famous-veterans-jimi-hendrix.html' target='_blank'>military.com</a>. After about a year, the Army gave him an honorable discharge, despite his rebellious ways. His musical career quickly exploded after that. Click through to see more celebrities who have served our country.

Jimi Hendrix enlisted in the army at age 18, but it wasn't exactly his idea. He got into trouble with the law and he was given a choice: prison or the Army, according to his biography on military.com. After about a year, the Army gave him an honorable discharge, despite his rebellious ways. His musical career quickly exploded after that. Click through to see more celebrities who have served our country.