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Man gets first haircut in 15 years to join Army

He donated his hair to Locks of Love

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MISSOULA, Mont. – A man got his first haircut in 15 years so he could join the army.

23-year-old Reynaldo Arroyo wanted to enlist as an infantryman, so he sat down in the barber's chair for a trim... and then some.

Arroyo says he will be donating his hair to 'Locks of Love,' a nonprofit that makes wigs for children experiencing hair loss from medical conditions.

“I’m just really excited to be enlisting,” he said, in a video posted to the Salt Lake City Army Recruiting Battalion Facebook page.

Future soldier donates hair

Congratulations to Reynaldo Arroyo for enlisting in the #USArmy from the Missoula U.S. Army Recruiting Station as an 11X Infantryman with Airborne! Future Soldier Arroyo had been growing his hair for 15 years! Yesterday he decided to cut his hair in exchange for a brighter future with the Army and donate it to the Locks of Love foundation. Want to make a difference in your life? 👉🏼 https://bit.ly/2ISuro8

Posted by Salt Lake City Army Recruiting Battalion on Friday, August 16, 2019