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Jimi Hendrix, American Individual and Patriot

For Independence Day, Zo brings PJTV viewers the story of an unlikely patriot, Jimi Hendrix. Many know Hendrix's version of the National Anthem performed at Woodstock, but few know about his military service. What can the nation learn from different versions of the "Star Spangled Banner"? Find out on this ZoNation.

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Added: Jul-4-2012 
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  • Comment of user 'kelly110' has been deleted by author (after account deletion)!
  • Independence = Sovereignty.

    I am an American.

    Have a Happy 4th of July.

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  • I read in one book.. I cant remember the title.. and watched an interview with a guy he was in the Army with that said he got out of the military by telling them that he was a homosexual. I also heard he broke his ankle during a parachuting exercise. Not sure what to believe and honestly dont care. Hendrix was a bad motherfucker with a guitar and thats all that matters.

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  • jimi hendrix speaks with his guitar.

    this guy speaks with his right hand, while his left hand sits nicely in his pocket haha

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  • Spot ON........

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  • Why is nobody talking about this guys guitar playing

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  • He joined the army to avoid jail time for joyriding. He also got kicked out of the military for being a terrible soldier.

    I wouldn't exactly credit him with that.

    An extremely gifted musician, though.

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    • @jum_runky
      I believe that Hendrix received a medical discharge after breaking his ankle on one of his jumps with the 101st Airborne.

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    • @Wrench

      That's what he told reporters. You don't get discharged for breaking your ankle unless they're already trying to get rid of you. People get injured on exercises all the time and don't get released.

      He had an extensive history of poor decorum, sleeping on duty and general sloppiness as a soldier. Proof is all over the internet.

      http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/crime/jimis-private-parts

      Click on the documents under his picture.

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    • @jum_runky
      Damn, I hate it when I'm proven wrong. I do really enjoy his music that he played with his army buddies, The Band of Gypsies.

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    • @Wrench

      Don't get me wrong, Jimi is one of my favourite musicians of all time. But his military record is, well, bad.

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  • The version I remember performed in concert had wailing, sirens, gunfire, falling bombs, and even a military funeral in it, all performed on his guitar. It seemed a chilling political statement at the height of civil unrest (at *THAT* time -- more to come I think), and was far from a "praise" of American values. If anything, a brilliant, seething indictment on the hypocrisy and distortion of those values.

    A fuller capture of that performance than this little clip:

    http://www.youtub More..

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  • Jimi Hendrix was also a drug addict, was he not?
    He used illegal drugs, and illegally obtained drugs intended for others.

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  • Hendrix faked being a homosexual to attempt to get out of the U.S. Army, and he slept while on duty.
    Are those the actions of a patriot?

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  • The drummer for Hendrix's band said on The Howard Stern Show, that Hendrix WAS gay.

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  • You spelled ZIONATION wrong.

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