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paultoronto
09-14-2007, 04:55 AM
Hey everyone,

I just had a quick question about Elvis' army years collar pins -- what exactly were they? One was a US, the other... I've seen two that it could be -- I'm assuming it's the armored pin (two crossed cannons), however by look, it's also really similar to the infantry ones (two crossed rifles).

Also, has anyone figured out what the little tags on his medals say? I can see the ones that say CARBINE and EXPERT, but there are three on the other pin that I can't read, though I do know one must be PISTOL, since he got his marksman's award for that.

Any help would be appreciated!

Paul

Sonny
09-16-2007, 01:30 PM
Did you check this site. It's the 3rd Armored Division site. Maybe the info can be found on their Elvis Presley pages. (Go to "at ease", on the left side of the home page).

http://www.3ad.com/

Sonny

Suzan
09-16-2007, 01:59 PM
Thanks for the link Sonny! :D:D:D:D
Some were placed on ebay not to long ago, maybe u can look there as well, see if they are still available? :) Good luck.:)

Johnny
09-16-2007, 02:35 PM
I never knew there existed another mugshot of Elvis (http://www.3ad.com/history/at.ease/elvis.section/photo.pages/mug.duffel.htm)!! How come this was taken, and do all recruits have to have their 'mugshots' taken?

marijaep
09-16-2007, 03:14 PM
Did you check this site. It's the 3rd Armored Division site. Maybe the info can be found on their Elvis Presley pages. (Go to "at ease", on the left side of the home page).

http://www.3ad.com/

Sonny
Thanks Sonny!!! :notworthy

I never knew there existed another mugshot of Elvis (http://www.3ad.com/history/at.ease/elvis.section/photo.pages/mug.duffel.htm)!! How come this was taken, and do all recruits have to have their 'mugshots' taken?

Wow, never seen that pic before.
Thanks for posting the link (y)

Suzan
09-17-2007, 03:39 AM
That was taken for the army...not a "real" mugshot in the sense that he was arrested.
Also "fake" mugshots were taken of him as a joke, in the early 70's...I will have to re-read the acct. of that as I don't remember the whole story.:D

Lisarose
09-20-2007, 04:06 AM
If you find out the answers, I hope you post them here! (y)
I'm still searching. Maybe, I'll just drive up to Ft Hood next time I get a long weekend! :lmfao: