Country Artists Who Have Served: George Jones
Although the Korean War was underway during George Jones' time with the Marines, the eventual country legend was never asked to go overseas. He spent his entire enlistment -- beginning in 1951 -- stationed in California.
Jones' country career took off shortly after he was discharged. In 1955 he released his first single 'Why Baby Why,' which quickly became a Top 5 hit. Unlike many country artists who've served, little is written about Jones' time in the military.