From: Elvis served 3rd Armored, Friedberg, West Germany
War is sort of like sports, fighting (playing) in the opponents home court is quite difficult. Once the territory is captured; remember, it's been sacked & ravaged by battle. It's not like electricity, trains, buses, streets, supplies are sitting in a warehouse down at the corner store. This fits into the whole Japanese situation. Coming into Pearl was no big feat. Sleeping Battleships & Air Fields on a weekend morning. Sneaky Japs. It's like playing the New England Patriots, better have your A-game. Sailing across the Pacific Ocean, long haul. No pit stops for Mountain Dew, Cookies, and Girlie Mags.
March 25, 1961, Elvis Presley performed in Hawaii his USS Arizona Memorial Benefit Concert. Elvis staged concert was to raise money for a memorial at Pearl Harbor dedicated to all who died in the December 7, 1941 attack.