Germany honors Elvis's time in military .

Feb 11, 2009 | Posted by: MauricePColgan | Full story: www.stripes.com

A current fan of Elvis Presley walks past a large poster of the King posing with some 1950s fans.

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“Elvis News Ireland”

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#1
Feb 11, 2009
 
Elvis photo exhibitions are becoming quite an attraction these days.:-)

Check out the article from "Stars and Stripes" above.

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#2
Feb 11, 2009
 
That would be an awesome ELVIS exhibit to see.:)
I was so SAD when ELVIS had to go in the service.:(
ELVIS was not really gone from us that long but when you are young a couple years seems a life time. When we are old a couple years feels like a couple of months. Life's funny that way.:)

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Feb 11, 2009
 
Yes Carole, it was far too long a time for us teenagers at the time. A year was ........a year long then!

Not five minutes like it is now.:-)
nina

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Feb 11, 2009
 
I always wondered why they drafted him

they lost a lot of money in taxes

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Feb 11, 2009
 
nina wrote:
I always wondered why they drafted him
they lost a lot of money in taxes
I am reading "The Colonel" by Alana Nash. I have been reading this darn thing for months (can't seem to get through it) but just last night I read that Elvis was in 99% bracket at the time he went into the Army. Can you imagine only getting to keep a penny out of every dollar you made.*faints*

From the book...page 158 Because of the Colonel's fear of being audited by the IRS...

"Neither he (the Colonel) nor Elvis would have any tax shelters, or dare to write off anything but the most legitimae expenses, a practice that made ELVIS the largest single tax payer on a straight income in the COUNTRY!"

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Feb 11, 2009
 
legitimate

(Sure wish this site would modernize and either give us spell check, edit, or both)

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Feb 12, 2009
 
Elvis certainly lost a lot of his income to taxes, and lamentable Management.

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ricobpro

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Feb 12, 2009
 
Hello Maurice and Carole, it is just wonderful to read articles like this one that proves how great Elvis impact was that practically covered all aspects of our lives more than years after he left us. Makes me proud to be an Elvis fan.

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Feb 12, 2009
 
MauricePColgan wrote:
Elvis certainly lost a lot of his income to taxes, and lamentable Management.
http;//irelandtoo.blogspot.com
First, waving hello to my ELVIS fan friend Rico. Always good to see you.

Yes, Maurice....very lame management.:( He actually brainwashed ELVIS about some things...so he could control him. He blocked other knowledgeable people from getting to ELVIS and showing ELVIS the truth of his underhanded management tactics.Once Gladys passed there really was no one truly looking out for ELVIS' welfare.

From the book "The Colonel" on the death of Gladys.

"With Gladys out of the way the Presleys would be easier to control than ever."

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Feb 12, 2009
 
ricobpro wrote:
Hello Maurice and Carole, it is just wonderful to read articles like this one that proves how great Elvis impact was that practically covered all aspects of our lives more than years after he left us. Makes me proud to be an Elvis fan.
Hi Ricobpro, Elvis fans are the greatest. The vast majority of them!:-)

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Fritz Von Erich

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Feb 12, 2009
 
The Germans certainly know quite a bit about "military". We all know the reason Elvis and hundreds of thousands of other soldiers from many different countys were in Germany in the first place. Do you think he got a ticket and took a ride on the Frankfort Special while he was there? Clicketty-Clack-Clicketty-Clac k....Whoo Whoo......Chug-A-Chug-A-Chug LOL
Kurt Von Hess

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Feb 15, 2009
 
Yes and those Western troops remain in Germany to this day. Elvis was there less than two years. The western troops have been there some 63 years since 1945.

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