Some Of These Little Known Details About Elvis Will Make You See The King Of Rock In A Whole New Light

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Elvis served two years in the military, while he was famous

Elvis Presley


When Elvis was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1958, he said he didn’t wish to be treated any differently, saying, “The Army can do anything it wants with me.” But trying to blend in proved to be easier said than done. Branches of the armed forces preferred to use him as their recruiting model and offered to have him play concerts for the troops. But Elvis truly wanted to serve.

He said: “People were expecting me to mess up, to goof up in one way or another. They thought I couldn’t take it and so forth, and I was determined to go to any limits to prove otherwise. Not only to the people who were wondering but to myself.”

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