Old draft cards

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  1. twoeagles

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    For you volunteer service folks, here is my draft card from the days
    we were NOT all volunteer. The good news story was that I was allowed
    to finish my aeronautical engineering degree, and I reported to Pensacola
    in 1974. It was incentive to keep my grades above 3 point oh!

    Any of you other old dogs have yours?
     

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    syscom3 Pacific Historian

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    I missed the draft by a few years. But I was among the first to be required to register. This was in 1978.

    20 years after that, when I had to fill out a form for a low level govt security clearance, I had to report the registration number. They even provided a phone number where you could call to get it.

    I wonder how many idiots didn't register like they had to, and then find out the consequences of it decades later?
     
  3. Erich

    Erich the old Sage
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    well my cousins moved to Canada and then moved back once Nam was over.......wimps

    just my opinion gents
     
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    Tom you just keep pulling out relics from the past... pictures, draft cards... I vaguely remember filling out that selective service card. Checked it online to verify that I did. Guess it doesn't matter anymore, does it! They got me!
     
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    Went through something of the same thing. Didn't register when I turned 18. Not for any political reason, just too lazy. Finally, I joined up. A year later, when I was home on leave, they called and asked why I hadn't signed up. I told them I was already in.

    I thought/guess that ended it.

    I think.

    Too late now anyway, over the 42 cutoff.
     
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    Went through something of the same thing. Didn't register when I turned 18. Not for any political reason, just too lazy. Finally, I joined up. A year later, when I was home on leave, they called and asked why I hadn't signed up. I told them I was already in.

    I thought/guess that ended it.

    I think.

    Too late now anyway, over the 42 cutoff.

    I think.
     
  7. the lancaster kicks ass

    the lancaster kicks ass Active Member

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    what's the grading system to work that out? i can only assume 3's pretty low?
     
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