Elvis and a bazooka

Specialist Elvis Presley firing a bazooka

This day in 1957, Elvis Presley received his draft notice to serve in the United States Army. On March 24, 1958, Elvis Presley is sworn in as a private. He attended basic and advanced training at Fort Hood, Texas and later serve in Europe in the 3d Armored Division. He ultimately reached the rank of sergeant before completing his two years of active duty service. Elvis was a jeep driver and reconnaissance scout, although he could also drive, load, and fire the M-48 Patton tank.

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Author: Chris Carter

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