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Flight Suit For Sale

September 05, 2009 | Other

For sale on eBay: This Shelby County Sheriff Department Jumpsuit was presented to Elvis Presley by Tom B. Morgan Jr. on August 15, 1977 while he was visiting Elvis at Graceland, his Memphis home. The Jumpsuit was a gift to Elvis from Sheriff Gene Barksdale and Tom B. Morgan Jr. to wear while aboard the Lisa Marie during flights between cities on his upcoming concert tour.

This suit is the standard departmental jumpsuit, green in color, with a full front zipper closure, short sleeves and a collar. Elvis`s name and rank (Chief Deputy) are embroidered in gold above the right breast pocket and above the left breast pocket is the Metro Aviantion Patch. Also, on Elvis`s Jumpsuit were the SCSD Patch on the right shoulder and the Swat Team Patch on the left shoulder. Elvis tried on this jumpsuit in Tom`s presence and was wearing it later when Tom left Graceland.

This Jumpsuit may very well be the last gift Elvis received before his untimely death.

After Elvis` death, Mr. Vernon Presley gave this jumpsuit to Tom B. Morgan Jr. in appreciation for coordinating the security of the house and grounds of Graceland along with his staff during the time of Elvis`s funeral. Tom spend about a week at Graceland after Elvis`s death helping with security