James Marshall Hendrix

Private James Marshall Hendrix of the 101st Airborne, playing guitar at Fort Campbell Kentucky 1962

Every once in a while I come across a photo that is so mezmerizing all I can do is sit and stare at it. When this happens time seems to stop, I transport myself to that place, imagining what the subjects would have been feeling, thinking, saying. I was lucky enough to have that happen tonight with this photo. When it comes to someone like Jimi Hendrix it is easy to forget that they are a real person, doing real things. Could the soldier playing the drums possibly recognize the greatness that was to come? How could he not?