Registration for the Draft

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  1. John Arrowood

    John Arrowood Registered User
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    I was channel surfing on the tv set today and found that CSPAN was broadcasting a program on the history of the 1917 Registration for the Draft for WWI. Here is a picture of my Grandfather's registration card. He appears to be the 16th to be registered in Haywood County in North Carolina. I suspect the precinct on the card is now in the Great Smokey Park. 309400.jpg
     

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  2. richiec

    richiec Registered User
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    Nice find. Can't find my grandfather's registration, he served in the New York Artillery, went to France in late 1918 and promptly got stuck in quarantine outside or Paris due to the influenza epidemic, never saw action, Paris or London and was shipped back in early 1919. Somewhere I have his letter where he was excited about going over and getting his orders. I have found his draft card from WWII when he was 48, of course he never served in the war, my father-his son-did, U S Navy 1942-46.
     

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