"The Lord can give, and the Lord can take away. I might be herding sheep next year." - Elvis Presley
Today, young men don't even think about the draft. But there was a time when any man could be called upon to serve his country (assuming he wasn't suffering from debilitating bone spurs). One such young man was music legend Elvis Presley. Presley served in the United States Army from 1958 to 1960, during the height of his popularity. This fame was not unnoticed by the army, and Presley was offered a spot in Special Services which would have granted him access to nicer housing and kept him away from combat. Presley turned this offer down, opting to serve as a regular soldier alongside his peers. This decision lauded him accolades from the Army and the general public.