Although this photo is commonly referred to as Elvis Presley’s “mugshot”, this photo of Elvis was not taken for any criminal reason.
This photo was taken in early March 1960 when Elvis Presley was getting discharged from the army in Fort Dix, New Jersey.
Notice how Elvis’ hair is long on the top because he had been letting it grow in anticipation of his release!
And for those who say the photo was taken when Elvis entered the army in 1958, notice the three stripes on his arm. These three stripes represent the rank of sergeant which Elvis had earned in February 1960 after almost two years of service.
But you may be wondering – was Elvis Presley actually ever arrested?
Watch the video below to find out:
This photo was taken after Elvis had served two years in the army just like any other regular soldier, but it shows a stark contrast to the rock and roll rebel!
Elvis proved himself as a good soldier rising to the rank of Sergeant and receiving several commendations.
While most biographies and even the recent ELVIS movie skip over Elvis Presley’s military service from 1958 to 1960 reducing it into a few paragraphs or a few minutes on the screen, I believe these two years changed Elvis Presley’s life in many ways.
There was a lot that happened to Elvis behind the scenes personally and professionally. Many of these stories were published in German and European books only in the past 15-20 years, which many American Elvis fans are not aware of.
I have compiled all of these fascinating stories in my latest book, ELVIS The Army Years Uncovered.
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