"I simply cannot forget that Elvis chose to serve in a combat unit. If others want to argue that he did so because his agent, Colonel Tom parker, thought it would be good for public relations' purposes, that's their opinion. But I don't believe it. Aside from the fact that our battalion could have gone to war with the Soviets at any time, there are real risks every single day in a combat unit. ... Elvis pulled his weight. He used his head and did his job well. He was one of us. He cared about us. And he got back the respect and friendship he gaveeveryone else. In several instances, I saw sparks of leadership in Elvis that made me think he could have induced men to follow him into combat, just as his music caused millions of young people to follow him."
Author, Elvis In The Army, Available at most large bookstores, or by mail order from Presidio Press,P.O. Box 1764, Novato, CA 94948-1764.
"An army is made up of soldiers, all kinds of soldiers, some are famous, some are not so famous. "Elvis in the Army" is a first-hand story about one of those soldiers, Elvis Aaron Presley, who served his country well. A goodread!"--Edward C. Meyer, General USA (Ret.), former Chief of Staff,U.S. Army
"Reading about Elvis Presley's service with the United States Army, one has to realize what a remarkable young man he was. A well-told account of an important segment of the life of an American music legend. --Hal Durham, President, Grand Ole Opry.