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http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-40800648

 

BBC story on remembering Elvis Presley's Army service in Bad Nauheim.

Gil Burket
Omaha, NE
Specializing in Fakes and Reproductions
of the Vietnam War

burkcats@hotmail.com

 

"One is easily fooled by that which one loves."

 

Moliere: Tartuffe

 

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His service was actually in Friedberg at Ray Barracks. He lived in the nearby town of Bad Nauheim. Both towns have competing Elvis festivals and claim close association with him. Generally, Friedberg has the greater claim. I served in his former battalion there and we would periodically have news crews show up looking to do pieces about him. There was no real trace of him in the unit except at the barber shop where there was a display case with clippers they used to cut his hair.

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