Remembering Elvis' Friend Rex Mansfield

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Remembering Elvis' Friend Rex Mansfield

Rex Mansfield, who became Elvis' friend while they served in the Army, passed away on Sunday, August 26.

Rex Mansfield was inducted into the Army on the same day with Elvis Presley in March 1958. He went with him through basic and advanced training in Fort Hood, Texas, and traveled with the king to Germany, where they became close friends for the next 18 months.

He and his wife, Elisabeth, met in Germany, as she was hired to answer Elvis' fan mail. She worked for Elvis for over 18 months before marrying Rex Mansfield in 1960 in Tennessee. This June they celebrated their 58th year of marriage. Their story has been chronicled in many books and articles, including Rex Mansfield’s new autobiography, “Living the Moments: My Journey with Elvis, Elisabeth and Jesus.”  

Rex and Elisabeth were our special guests at the Fan Club Presidents' Event during Elvis Week 2018. 

Posted by Elvis Presley's Graceland at 11:43 AM
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