Elvis Presley’s Estate Shares Throwback U.S. Army Photo With Heartwarming Message

by Halle Ames

Elvis Presley’s estate posted a throwback photo of Presley while serving in the U.S. Army with a heartwarming message. 

Just a few days after Veterans Day, the account for Elvis Presley’s estate posted a few throwback pictures of the legendary singer while he served in the military.

In the black and white photo that was posted a few hours ago, it shows a young Elvis Presley while reading a letter. The caption is a welcomed reminder. 

“Tell someone you love them today.”

On Wednesday, which was also Veterans Day, the late singer’s account shows a profile photo of Presley in uniform while looking at the ground. The caption honored military personnel. 

“Today, we honor all the men and women who have served this country, past, and present. #VeteransDay

On November 9th, the Twitter account showed Presely at a piano. His eyes are closed as he plays the instrument in his military uniform. The photo is also in black and white. 

“I just kinda get in rhythm with the music.” – #ElvisPresley

Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi, in 1935 and died in Memphis on August 16th, 1977, from a heart attack. He is commonly referred to as the “King of Rock and Roll” and is seen as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century. 

His first single, “Heartbreak Hotel,” debuted in January of 1956 and was an instant hit, reaching number one in the United States. 

Military Service

In 1958, the U.S. military drafted 22-year-old Presley until March of 1960. When the Army drafted him, Elvis Presley was a household name. Officials offered him the opportunity to enlist in Special Service, where he would live in nicer housing quarters and entertain the troops. However, Presley turned down the offer. This gained him respect from the other soldier and those back home. 

While overseas, he met his future wife, Priscilla, but Presley’s addiction to drugs led to his divorce and later death.