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September 8, 2014

Cpt Kris Kristoffersson, US Army (1961-1965)

by bfoster2004

View the Military Service ofKris Kristofferson Songwriter, Singer, Actor:

Cpt Kris Kristofferson

US Army

Served 1961-1965

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Short Bio: graduated from Pomona College in 1958 with a degree in creative writing and went on to attend Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. While in England, he performed under the name Kris Carson, playing country and folk music.

After leaving Oxford, Kristofferson joined the United States Army in 1960. He served as a helicopter pilot in Germany. He turned down a teaching position at West Point to pursue his dream of becoming a successful songwriter.

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