When Elvis Got Drafted

written by Todd DePastino Elvis cleaning his new company’s sign at Ray Barracks, Friedberg, Germany, 1958 Three-hundred miles due west of Memphis, close to the Oklahoma border, stands a vintage Army barracks with a barber pole fixed to its whitewashed clapboard. Inside is the room where the “Haircut Heard ‘Round the World”

My Friend, Elvis

written by Johnny Lang Last June, we had the immense pleasure of hosting a VBC Happy Hour with the inimitable Johnny Lang, an Army veteran who served with Elvis Presley and seemed to channel Elvis's extraordinary energy. Johnny’s new book, My Army Days with Elvis: Friendship, Football & Follies, tells of hijinks and warm

Congratulations, Bob Dvorchak, for “The Golden Brigade: The 82nd Airborne in Vietnam and Beyond”

Robert J. Dvorchak has been awarded the 2023 silver medal for writing in the history category of the annual competition held by the Military Writers Society of America, a national organization of writers, poets and authors who share the common bond of military service. His book, The Golden Brigade: The 82nd Airborne in Vietnam

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