People, Jun. 15, 1959

The Army announced that Dreamboat Groaner Elvis Presley, now driving a Jeep for a platoon in an armored outfit in West Germany, was recently promoted from private first class to specialist fourth class. His $26.93 pay hike upped Millionaire Presley's total service salary (including overseas pay) to a cool $135.30 a month. But no sooner did Elvis put on his fancy new golden-eagle arm patch than an untoward infirmity, long predicted by his detractors, laid him low: his tonsils gave out. At week's end Soldier Presley was recovering from his throat infection, and...

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