12/21/1970 - That is the day Elvis received his DEA badge. Not an honorary one, the real thing. A lot of people do not know that Elvis Presley put his life on the line for America almost everyday. Elvis had to give testimony at grand jury hearings. He put a lot of Mafia men away for good. In June of 1977, President Carter received the report from the FBI that there were 3 contract hits put out on Elvis Presley. The first one was Paul Castellana, the New York City Italian mobster. The second was the Weatherman Underground. The third was the Black Panthers. That's when President Carter recommended Elvis Presley for the witness protection program.