Posted to Elvis Collectors:
The picture of Elvis you had in Saturday’s paper (Jan. 26) is a picture from my father’s personal collection, with him on the right, Robert Clemens. My father was a mail clerk in the Army at the same time Elvis served. He gave them out for years to friends and family. My father was a manager for a local beverage distributor in the Ocala area where he also gave them out to customers. He also signed them, most of the time, from Elvis. There are a total of three different pictures out there he gave away.
I am glad you saw the photograph in the newspaper and responded. The signature with only Elvis was suspicious. Now we know the rest of the story. Thank you for the heads up.
By John Sikorski / Columnist