Despite Being The King Of Rock And Roll, Elvis Presley Had To Serve In The Army Like All Young American Men Of That Time
January 12, 2018
When Elvis Presley was young, there was still a draft system in the US Army, and he was expected to carry out his military duty. But by that time, he was already a star of numerous movies and had plenty of records, so the fulfillment of the military duty was a bit unusual.
Recruitment and transfer
The army life of the superstar began in March 1958. Without a doubt, it was extremely difficult for the "King of Rock and Roll" to part with his former life, even for short two years. Despite the decision to serve like any other recruit, receiving no special treatment, there was a noisy press conference in Memphis devoted to his transfer.