Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     November 1, 1958 (Saturday)

The Hotel Grunewald, Terrassenstrasse 10, Bad Nauheim, West Germany.

 

 

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         November 2, 1958 (Sunday)

The Hotel Grunewald, Terrassenstrasse 10, Bad Nauheim, West Germany.

 

 

Elvis threw a party at his hotel at which he sang and played guitar for Margit Buergin, and other friends, while crowds gathered in the street below.

 

Elvis then departed to go to Grafenwöhr in Bavaria on maneuvers. Around this time he received an invitation to dinner from Dee Stanley, wife of an American sergeant, who was stationed in Frankfurt, and her family. Elvis declined the invitation, but Vernon accepted and went, while Elvis was away on maneuvers.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       November 3, 1958 (Monday)

U.S. Army Training Area, Grafenwöhr, Bavaria, West Germany.

 

 

Company C arrived in Grafenwöhr, Bavaria, on the Czech border for field training, and Elvis, now a scout jeep driver to Captain Edward E. Betts, had to endure the same conditions as all the other soldiers.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      November 4, 1958 (Tuesday)

U.S. Army Training Area, Grafenwöhr, Bavaria, West Germany.

 

 

Field Maneuvers: Weapon Proficiency using live ammunition.

All troops lived and slept in tents on post. Most nights were spent going to the movies on base.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                November 5, 1958 (Wednesday)

U.S. Army Training Area, Grafenwöhr, Bavaria, West Germany.

 

 

Field Maneuvers: Weapon Proficiency using live ammunition.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     November 6, 1958 (Thursday)

U.S. Army Training Area, Grafenwöhr, Bavaria, West Germany.

 

 

Field Maneuvers: Weapon Proficiency using live ammunition.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            November 7, 1958 (Friday)

U.S. Army Training Area, Grafenwöhr, Bavaria, West Germany.

 

 

Field Maneuvers: Weapon Proficiency using live ammunition.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     November 8, 1958 (Saturday)

U.S. Army Training Area, Grafenwöhr, Bavaria, West Germany.

 

 

Field Maneuvers: Weapon Proficiency using live ammunition.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         November 9, 1958 (Sunday)

U.S. Army Training Area, Grafenwöhr, Bavaria, West Germany.

 

 

Field Maneuvers: Weapon Proficiency using live ammunition.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     November 10, 1958 (Monday)

U.S. Army Training Area, Grafenwöhr, Bavaria, West Germany.

 

 

Field Maneuvers: Weapon Proficiency using live ammunition.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                   November 11, 1958 (Tuesday)

U.S. Army Training Area, Grafenwöhr, Bavaria, West Germany.

 

 

Field Maneuvers: Weapon Proficiency using live ammunition.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                            November 12, 1958 (Wednesday)

U.S. Army Training Area, Grafenwöhr, Bavaria, West Germany.

 

 

Field Maneuvers: Weapon Proficiency using live ammunition.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                  November 13, 1958 (Thursday)

U.S. Army Training Area, Grafenwöhr, Bavaria, West Germany.

 

 

Field Maneuvers: Weapon Proficiency using live ammunition.

The Colonel wrote to Vernon and Elvis and enclosed some clippings to cheer them both. (photo)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         November 14, 1958 (Friday)

U.S. Army Training Area, Grafenwöhr, Bavaria, West Germany.

 

 

Field Maneuvers: Weapon Proficiency using live ammunition.

Elvis wrote to Alan Fortas from Grafenwöhr, and described his new girlfriend, Margit, as looking like Brigitte Bardot. He also expressed hope of a miracle occuring, that would get him out of the Army before March 1960.

Dear "Hog Ears"

Got your letter and was glad to hear from you. Well you know I am bound to be pretty lonely or I wouldn’t be writing a letter. We are up at a training area for 50 days and believe me it’s miserable. It’s cold and there is nothing at all to do up here. I am about 200 miles from Friedberg and won’t be back until the 20th of Dec. It will sure be a great Christmas this year. “ha” I would give almost anything to be home. You know it will be March of 1960 before I return to the States. Man I hate to think about it. Of course don’t say anything about it because a miracle may happen. Boy it will be great getting out. I will probably scream so loud they’ll make me stay 2 more years. ha. I can hardly wait to start singing, traveling, making movies, and above all seeing the old gang and old Graceland. All I do is sit and count the days. Well it’ll be over in about 15 months and as Gen. MacArthur said, “I shall return”. Tell D.J. uh, and Lewis I said hello and to hold down the fort till I get back. If you see cous, tell him I said ep skep skep skep. I have been dating this little German “Chuckaloid” by the name of Margrit. She looks a lot like B.B. It’s Grind City. Well I gotta go wade in the mud.

                                                                                                                                "over"             your pal

                                                                                                                                                      Elvis Presley

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                   November 15, 1958 (Saturday)

U.S. Army Training Area, Grafenwöhr, Bavaria, West Germany.

 

 

Field Maneuvers: Weapon Proficiency using live ammunition.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      November 16, 1958 (Sunday)

U.S. Army Training Area, Grafenwöhr, Bavaria, West Germany.

 

 

Field Maneuvers: Weapon Proficiency using live ammunition. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     November 17, 1958 (Monday)

U.S. Army Training Area, Grafenwöhr, Bavaria, West Germany.

 

 

Field Maneuvers: Weapon Proficiency using live ammunition.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                   November 18, 1958 (Tuesday)

U.S. Army Training Area, Grafenwöhr, Bavaria, West Germany.

 

 

Field Maneuvers: Weapon Proficiency using live ammunition. 

Colonel Parker wrote to Elvis and Vernon in great detail about all the hard work he has done, with "Promotions" etc... and how they will bring in more income in 1958 than in 1957, even with Elvis in the Army. 

RCA released a new Elvis EP that contained no songs only press interviews captured as Elvis sailed for Germany. Front cover showed a smiling Private Elvis bursting through a newspaper with the headline: "Elvis Sails" .

"Elvis Sails" (EPA-4325)

Tracks:

Side 1: "Press Interview With Elvis Presley".

Side 2: "Elvis Presley's Newsreel Interview", "Pat Hernon Interviews Elvis in the Library of the U.S.S. Randall at Sailing".

RCA Victor (EPA-4325)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                            November 19, 1958 (Wednesday)

U.S. Army Training Area, Grafenwöhr, Bavaria, West Germany.

 

 

Field Maneuvers: Weapon Proficiency using live ammunition. 

The Memorial Studio, in Memphis, told Vernon that the marker for Gladys' grave was ready, and that the Monument has been ordered. The inscription on the grave read: "She was the sunshine of our home", "Not Mine But Thy Will Be Done". It also bore the "Star of David" as acknowledgment to Gladys' jewish heritage. (photo) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Possibly at Colonel Parkers wishes, Vernon bought a Grundig tape recorder, with a microphone, and two reels of tape. (photo) 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                 November 20, 1958 (Thursday)

U.S. Army Training Area, Grafenwöhr, Bavaria, West Germany.

 

 

Field Maneuvers: Weapon Proficiency using live ammunition. 

Elvis, another GI named Johnny Lange and Rex Mansfield watched movies a lot together at the post Theatre.

It is around this time that Elvis met Elisabeth Stefaniak, (photo) a nineteen year old German step daughter of an

American sergeant, called Raymond McCormick.

Johnny went to get some popcorn and Elisabeth asked him if could he get her Elvis' autograph. Johnny came back and explained the situation, so Elvis asked Rex to go get her for him. Rex went and told her that Elvis would like to meet her. For the next six nights Elvis met Elisabeth at the movies and walked her home. He was determined to see her as much as possible from now on.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         November 21, 1958 (Friday)

U.S. Army Training Area, Grafenwöhr, Bavaria, West Germany.

 

 

Field Maneuvers: Weapon Proficiency using live ammunition. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                   November 22, 1958 (Saturday)

U.S. Army Training Area, Grafenwöhr, Bavaria, West Germany.

 

 

Field Maneuvers: Weapon Proficiency using live ammunition. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      November 23, 1958 (Sunday)

U.S. Army Training Area, Grafenwöhr, Bavaria, West Germany.

 

 

Field Maneuvers: Weapon Proficiency using live ammunition. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     November 24, 1958 (Monday)

U.S. Army Training Area, Grafenwöhr, Bavaria, West Germany.

 

 

Field Maneuvers: Weapon Proficiency using live ammunition.

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