Saturday, March 24, 2018

1958 and Elvis joined the US Army

The US Armed Forces today is made up of volunteers.  For example, our #3 son served in the US Army.

A generation ago, young men were drafted for military service.    The draft ended in the 1970s under President Nixon.

One of those young men drafted was the legendary Elvis.   He joined the US Army on this day in 1958.

It's been over 50 years and I continue to admire Elvis' decision.  He could have fought the draft with legal gimmicks, starting with the fact that he was already 23! 

Nevertheless, he went, did his duty and came back to more success.

Well done Elvis!

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