In 1961, Hendrix was given a choice between two years in jail or or joining the Army after a run in with the law for riding in stolen cars. He took the option to join the army, and was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division in May of 1961.
But just one year later, Hendrix was discharged. In the document below, we can make out the reasons for his discharge.
“Behavior problems, required excessive supervision while on duty, little regard for regulations, apprehended masturbating in platoon area while supposed to be detail.
It seems he was better off at Woodstock.