Elvis was reported to duty in March of 1958.
He spent time at Fort Hood in Texas for basic training.
Elvis was in Germany when his mom passed in August of that year.
It was still summer.
By the winter of 1959, Elvis had to stay awake in the cold.
Something he was never used to. He popped pills to stay awake.
But other soldiers were doing the same thing.
Elvis wasn't addicted to drugs before his mother's death.
He may have tried them but that wasn't addiction, was it?
You're missing one important point, which is that just because Elvis took prescription drugs after his mother passed away doesn't make him addicted. Your contention is that Gladys's passing caused Elvis to take drugs and become addicted to drugs--Right?! The bottom line is that you have no evidence suggesting that Elvis took drugs while in the Army because of his mother's death. In fact, Elvis's close Army buddy, Joe Esposito, has said nothing about Elvis taking uppers and sleeping pills because of his mother's death. Also, Elvis actually began taking amphetamines in the mid-1950s, which is obviously before his mother passed away. Your attempt to claim that Elvis first began taking drugs in the Army after his mother's passing is simply incorrect.