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Elvis in the Daily Mail.

Sun Apr 13, 2008 11:16 pm

This was in Thursday's Daily Mail.

QUESTION:- What famous Americans, other
than Elvis & Mhammad Ali, where drafted into
the U.S. armed forces? How for example, did
Bob Dylan and the Beach Boys escape the draft?


Further to the eariler answer, in addition to the random
selection method used for the draft, there was a special
'volunteer' system for famous draftees from the world of
entertainment.
This system enabled the star to carry out their service
duties by entertaining the troops for six months of the
year. The other six months they were left to continue
their careers as normal, ensuring that Uncle Sam
continued to benifit from their paying tax at the highest
rate.
Beneficiaries of this system included Ricky Nelson and
the Everly Brothers.
One star not to take advantage of this scheme was Elvis
Presley. Much has been written of why Presley didn't take
this 'soft' option, but it's widely thought that the army
offered sanctuary from his manager, on-the-run Dutch
murder suspect Andreas Cornelias van Kuijk, AKA
Colonel Tom Parker.
Kuijk/Parker could never leave the U.S. for fear that the
Netherlands authorities would get their hands on him,
so Elvis was assured two years of freedom from Parker's
special brand of 'Management'.
Tex Waite, Stockport, Ches

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Re: Elvis in the Daily Mail.

Mon Apr 14, 2008 1:33 pm

Anything for a sensation.

Re: Elvis in the Daily Mail.

Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:16 pm

Not sure if you'd know this, but this is from a question & answer

page in the paper, both questions & answers come from the

general public not journalists, adittedly it's the editors choice as

to what gets printed.

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Re: Elvis in the Daily Mail.

Sat Jul 19, 2008 4:37 am

Well it is the Daily Mail, so the editorial standards are in the toilet.