[Vietnam War] Kris Kristofferson Was An Army Captain helicopter pilot who attended Ranger schoolVietnam War Kris Kristofferson Army Captain helicopter pilot Ranger school Bobby McGee West Point career and songwriting
You know Kristofferson from his songs Me & Bobby McGee and Jody and the Kid, but before he was a singer-songwriter he was a helicopter pilot in Vietnam who’d graduated from Ranger school. He worked his way up to being a captain, and after the war he was offered a spot at West Point teaching literature. He turned down the opportunity to pursue a career and songwriting - which you might say worked out pretty well.
After retiring from the military Kristofferson made his feelings about the war and U.S. government known, saying: I want you to know I'm an Army brat; I was a captain in the Army and my brother was a jet pilot in the Navy. So I support our troops; I identify with them. But I sure as hell don't identify with the bastards who sent them over there.
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