On the 30th Anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley, Operation Yellow Elephant would like to thank "The King" for stepping up. Fifty years ago this December, Elvis received his Army draft notice. He was granted a brief deferment so that he may finish a movie he'd been working on and then promptly reported to basic training in March of 1958. To his credit, he did not seek preferential treatment (yes, he was offered this) that would have enabled him to continue his music/acting career while serving. As part of the 1st Battalion-32nd Armor, Elvis was posted in Friedberg, Germany. When he returned to the United States on March 2, 1960, Sergeant Presley was Honorably Discharged and continued his career as a musician and actor.
Elvis Aaron Presley
Jan. 8, 1935 - Aug. 16, 1977