Elvis Presley’s first entourage was his cousins and high school pal Red West, eventually other people attached themselves, circling Elvis in various degrees of closeness.
Junior and Gene Smith were brothers and were part of Elvis’ world early one, while Billy Smith, 8 years younger joined the Elvis group later and remained his most loyal friend.
“Junior” Carroll Smith
While Elvis did do real soldiering, his cousin Junior saw combat in Korea, eventually drinking himself to death while Elvis was making “Wild in the Country.”
Junior Smith – Also Elvis‘ cousin who was disabled during the Korean War, one morning Elvis got a call that Junior had died. Elvis who was extremely fond of …