Jason Everman: Rock Star Casualty, War Hero

Published January 23, 2014
Updated September 1, 2017

Jason Everman

Though he was kicked out of Nirvana and Soundgarden on the cusp of their ascent to fame, guitarist Jason Everman achieved honor in a slightly less glamorous arena: the hills of Afghanistan. Swapping his guitar for a gun, Everman joined the Army 2nd Ranger Battalion and served as a member of the Special Forces. Honorably discharged in 2006, Everman went on to pursue a BA at Columbia University. How’d he get in to such a tough school? It might have had something to do with the fact that General Stanley A. McChrystal wrote him a letter of recommendation. Be sure to read more about him on the New York Times.

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