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Photos of Private Presley Added to Mobile Apps

September 15, 2012

Without any of the special privileges, his celebrity status might have afforded him, Elvis honorably served his country in the U.S. Army. In September of 1958, after completing basic training, Elvis was assigned to the 3rd Armored Division in Germany and boarded a train to New York to ship out on the USS Randall. He was stationed in Friedberg for 18 months, maintaining an off-base residence in Bad Nauheim, he shared with his father, grandmother and his entourage from Memphis. Freelance photographer Alfred Wertheimer captured photos of the young Private Presley before he shipped out to Germany. Wertheimer was captivated by the young, energetic artist, and for just a handful of days in the spring and summer of 1956, he followed Elvis Presley and took pictures of him during his leap from obscurity to super stardom. It is only fitting for him to have captured Elvis at the beginning of his service in the Army. Presley returned to the United States in March of 1960, and was honorably discharged with the rank of sergeant. Fans can see this collection of photos at the "Elvis at 21: Photographs by Alfred Wertheimer" exhibit at the Pink Palace Museum in Memphis or purchase their own "Elvis at 21" apparel at In honor of these one-of-a-kind photos and Elvis' service in the United States Army, we've added photos of Private Presley to the Elvis Mobile 2.0 iPhone appElvis Mobile 2.0 Android app, and Elvis for iPad app.

Download the FREE Elvis Mobile apps to enjoy weekly Elvis photo updates, videos, Rubberneckin' podcasts and more. Plus, see what’s going on at Elvis’ home in Memphis, Tennessee with two live-cam shots of the Graceland mansion. Visit the Elvis Mobile page on iTunes to download the new iPhone and new iPad app for free!  Visit the Elvis Mobile page in Google Play to download the new Android app for free!