Elvis Presley spent 2 years in the US Military, often referred to has his missing or lost years.
They are in fact, his most stable and regular period of his life.
It was where he met several of the men who became part of his Memphis Mafia, and learned to manage groups.
While he traveled across America and into Canada – once to the Bahamas and often to Hawaii –
this was the only time he spent in Europe – Germany and France for leave and Scotland when he left.
It’s reported that Col Parker had a pretend newspaper printed up with a headline about Elvis to re-inlist and had it delivered to Hal Wallis – who was already filming second unit scenery for GI Blues.
Military Service put Joe Esposito and Charlie Hodge in Elvis world