ELVIS PRESLEY MUSEUM

www.elvispresleymuseum.com
www.elvismuseum.com

ELVIS PRESLEY'S PERSONAL COPY OF HIS REDEPLOYMENT SEPARATION ORDERS 23RD FEBRUARY 1960

 

Official Original U.S. Army Document. Elvis Presley's Original Copy.

In 1960 Elvis Presley was ready for discharge from the U.S. Army. He was redeployed from his base in Germany to Fort Dix, N.J. stateside for discharge.

This very rare paper/document of Elvis' Redeployment Separation Orders, dated 23rd February 1960, was Elvis' personal copy for his personal records that he carried with him in a manila envelope from Germany back to Graceland, where it remained until after Elvis's death.

Order explains in detail about Elvis' transfer from Germany to Fort Dix, N.J. and Elvis' ration card to be surrendered prior to departure and Auth bag to be carried by individual is one (1) standard type duffle bag and one (1) standard type canvas hand bag combined weight will not exceed sixty five (65) lbs. 

'Our boy was coming home' Elvis was coming home, back to his beloved home Graceland in Memphis after serving his tour of duty in Germany.

After Elvis death Elvis cousins helped Elvis' father Vernon clean out Elvis' bedroom and dressing room on the second floor of Graceland. Most items were stored in boxes at there respective homes until after Vernon's death a couple of years later. This document came from one of those boxes.

The Army H.Q. retained there original personal copy of this document in there files. (we also own the Army's original copy of this document which you can see in the museum) 

All Questions e-mail: info@elvispresleymuseum.com

 

Elvis' Redeployment Separation Orders.