In 1957, Elvis Presley received his draft notice to serve in the United States Army. On March 24, 1958, Elvis Presley is sworn in as a private. He attended basic and advanced training at Fort Hood, Texas and later serve in Europe in the 3d Armored Division. He ultimately reached the rank of sergeant before completing his two years of active duty service. Elvis was a jeep driver and reconnaissance scout, although he could also drive, load, and fire the M-48 Patton tank.
Elvis was inducted to the U.S. Army on March 24, 1958. He served with the 3rd Armored Division in Friedberg, Germany. He was with the Army for two years and donated his Army pay to charity, purchased TV sets for the base, and bought an extra set of fatigues for everyone in his outfit.