Did you know "The Possum" was one of many country artists who served our nation?
Jones enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1951, and served for a total of two years before he was discharged in 1953. He spent his entire service stationed in San Jose, California.
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After he returned home, Jones recorded his first song in 1954, and the rest is history. He's now regarded as one of the greatest country artists of all time, with classic songs such as "He Stopped Loving Her Today" and "White Lightnin'."