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Special Forces soldier was once kicked out of two famous bands

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Posted at 9:48 AM, Jul 03, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-03 13:28:10-04

Special Forces troops come from a variety of backgrounds, but none may be more unique than that of Jason Everman.

Everman holds the distinction of having been kicked out of not one, but two bands you may have heard of: Nirvana and Soundgarden.

Everman would move on from those setbacks, joining the Army and eventually Special Forces, according to a profile in The New York Times.

He had three drill sergeants, two of whom were sadists. Thank God it was the easygoing one who saw it. He was reading a magazine, when he slowly looked up and stared at Everman. Then the sergeant walked over, pointing to a page in the magazine. “Is this you?” It was a photo of the biggest band in the world, Nirvana. Kurt Cobain had just killed himself, and this was a story about his suicide. Next to Cobain was the band’s onetime second guitarist. A guy with long, strawberry blond curls. “Is this you?”

Everman exhaled. “Yes, Drill Sergeant.”

Read more at The New York Times.