Jerry Lee Lewis

Sixty years ago, Elvis Presley was drafted into the Army. He was never the same.

Sixty years ago, Elvis Presley was drafted into the Army. He was never the same.

While Elvis Presley was the King, he was also a sergeant.

Elvis's stint in the U.S. Army began 60 years ago this week. His service didn't last long, but it forever changed him. He served dutifully but also passed his time like any good rock star, escaping crazed groupies and taking his fellow soldiers on rollicking, drunken adventures - some that even turned rowdy.

But it was also a dark period in his life during which he lost his mother and began the grim journey of drug addiction that likely ended his life.
When Elvis was drafted into the Army in 1957, questions abounded: Could the most famous person in the United States be useful or would he just get in the way? What...

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