Print of commemorative acrylic painting of Jimi Hendrix playing guitar in the Army. In 1961, James Marshall “Jimi” Hendrix enlisted in the U.S. Army and trained as a paratrooper in the 101st Airborne Division. This original painting was created to help bring awareness to the mural tribute project, “Great America I – Our Fallen Heroes” in Virginia Beach and masterminded by muralist, Sam Welty. The mural was completed the summer of 2017. The original painting of Jimi Hendrix is being auctioned off by Virginia Beach Fallen Heroes at their Freedomfest fundraiser event September 9th.