Soldier Boy 53 310 761 DVD | Elvis Presley 1958-1960
Brand : Studio B
'Soldier Boy Elvis' is an excellent document of Elvis Presley's time serving in the US Army. Also with some excellent bonus material. Total 138 minutes. 'Soldier Boy' is the full story of the two years when Elvis Presley, the biggest star the world had known became an ordinary soldier. During this time his mother died and he met his future bride Priscilla Beaulieu. Includes interviews with those who served alongside him, as well as colour home movies and rare newsreel footage that complete this delightful record of this important time in Elvis' life, and provide rare insight intro the man behind the public image.
Region Free (0) NTSC
Includes: Eddie Fadal, Cliff Gleaves, Charlie Hodge, Joe Esposito, Rex Mansfield, Elizabeth Mansfield and many more.
There are many books published about 'Private Presley' but a comprehensive video documentary about our man as 'Soldier Boy' is missing - until now:
New reworked Version for (June) 2023, a huge improvement over the old version.
Running Time Total: 138 Minutes
What is the history of Elvis Presley's military career?
Elvis Aron Presley entered the United States Army at Memphis, Tennessee, on March 24, 1958, and then spent three days at the Fort Chaffee, Arkansas, Reception Station. He left active duty at Fort Dix, New Jersey, on March 5, 1960, and received his discharge from the Army Reserve on March 23, 1964.
During his active military career Mr. Presley served as a member of two different armor battalions. Between March 28 and September 17, 1958, he belonged to Company A, 2d Medium Tank Battalion, 37th Armor, stationed at Fort Hood, Texas. During this assignment he completed basic and advanced military training.
Mr. Presley's overseas service took place in Germany from October 1, 1958, until March 2, 1960, as a member of the 1st Medium Tank Battalion, 32d Armor. For the first five days of that period he belonged to Company D of the battalion, and thereafter to the battalion's Headquarters Company at Friedberg.
While in Germany Mr. Presley wore the shoulder sleeve insignia of the 3d Armored Division
Read more about Elvis Presley in the U.S. Army