Wednesday, April 18, 2012
In the Army Now
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.
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.
But not everyone was happy with 'The King's' induction.
Should Elvis have been given an exception because of his celebrity? Should celebrities be treated differently? Why/ not?
Not all celebrities served so honorably. In this clip Mohammed Ali speaks for a white college, explaining why he doesnt want to go to Vietnam. What reasons does he give?