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Elvis The Army Years


Elvis The Army Years Back Cover

Elvis The Army Years

$100.00

THIS MEGA RARE AND HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE ELVIS DOLL IS FROM THE ORIGINAL "ELVIS PRESLEY COLLECTION". THIS DOLL IS CALLED "ELVIS THE ARMY YEARS". THIS IS THE "CLASSIC EDITION" SERIES. THIS UNIQUE DOLL CELEBRATES HIS YEARS OF SERVICE IN THE UNITED STATES ARMY. IT IS MINT AND STILL SEALED. THE DOLL HAS NEVER BEEN REMOVED FROM ITS ORIGINAL SPECIAL SHOWCASE PACKAGING. IT WAS ONLY AVAILABLE FOR A VERY SHORT TIME. IT INCLUDES THE ELVIS DOLL, JACKET, SLACKS, SHIRT WITH ATTACHED TIE, DOG TAGS, HAT, SHOES, DUFFLE BAG, PRISCILLA'S PHOTOGRAPH, A LETTER FROM PRISCILLA, A DOLL STAND AND A CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY
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The Year Is 1960. Elvis Is Home From The Army. The Press And The Crowds Of Fans Are Everywhere From
New Jersey
To
Memphis

He'd Been In The Army For Two Years
And
Much Had Happened To Him During That Time

It Was A Time Filled With
Adventure,
Great Joy
And
Deep, Deep
Sorrow

Although Elvis Was Offered Special Privileges Before He Joined The Military, He Refused Them. He Served His Country Just Like Any Other Soldier

Elvis Was Inducted Into The United States Army On
March 24, 1958
At The Height Of His Fame

 The Next Day, He Got His Famous G.I. Haircut

Elvis Was Then Sent To
Fort Hood, Texas
For His Basic Training

 He Was A World Famous Entertainer. However, He Never Forgot His Family And Rented A House Nearby The Base For Them

During This Time, Elvis' Fourth Motion Picture
"King Creole"
Opened Around The World

This Motion Picture Would Come To Be Regarded As Elvis' Finest Film
And
Prove Beyond A Doubt That He Had True Acting Talent

Then The Most Devastating Tragedy In Elvis' Life Happened. On
August 14, 1958
Elvis Lost His Beloved Mother
Gladys.

He Would Never Be The Same Again!!!

Two Months Later, Elvis Was Sent To Germany For Eighteen Months

He Shared An Off-Base Residence In Bad Nauneim With His Father
And
Grandmother

  Through A Mutual Friend, Elvis Met His Future Wife,
Priscilla Beaulieu,
The Daughter Of An Air Force Captain

They Saw Each Other Constantly Until His Tour Of Duty Was Over. Then,
Priscilla
Wrote To Him On The Pink Stationery He Had Requested

Elvis Was Unsure How He Would Be Received By His Fans When He Returned To The United States. He Did Not Have To Worry. Elvis Had Yet To See His Greatest Stardom

This Authentic Elvis Presley Doll Commemorates Elvis' Years In The United States Army

He Is Wearing A Re-Creation Of His Winter Dress Uniform, Decorated With Platoon Patches
And
Insignias

This Doll Is Fully Poseable
And
Elvis Is Sporting A Crewcut

He Stands At Ease, His Hat Under His Arm
And
Is Extremely Proud Of The
Sergeant's Rank
He Achieved

 

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