Man gets first haircut in 15 years to join U.S. Army

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Missoula, Mont. (WTHR) – A young man gave up his long locks to enlist in the U.S. Army.

Reynaldo Arroyo, 23, got his first haircut in 15 years so that he could enlist. He wants to become an infantryman.

"I moved out here from California, and I'm just really excited to be enlisting in the Army," he said in a video posted to Facebook.

"Future Soldier Arroyo had been growing his hair for 15 years!" Salt Lake City Army Recruiting Battalion wrote on Facebook. "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.

Locks of Love is a nonprofit that makes wigs for patients experiencing hair loss from medical conditions.