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TrendingThe rock 'n roll rebel who didn't dodge the draft

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Elvis Gets Drafted Into the War

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Elvis Quits U.S. Army (1960)

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Elvis Army Discharge And Home Coming

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ELVIS INTERVIEW - ARMY - 1958

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Elvis Presley - A scene from the movie G.I. Blues (1960) HD

62 years ago today, Elvis Presley was inducted into the U.S. Army as a private at Fort Chaffee. His arrival was a major media event. His two-year stint in active duty marked a turning point in his musical career which he feared would never be the same. Despite being offered special treatment, he decided to enlist as an ordinary recruit.