| What is the history of Elvis Presley's military
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.