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  • Tags: Draft Deferment

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In 1940, the Selective Service and Training Act provided for America's first peacetime draft registration, applicable to all men ages 16 to 64. Initially it was to be for a period of twelve months, but after the Pearl Harbor attack in December 1941…

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The Selective Service Act of 1917 was enacted on May 18 of that year. It required all males aged 18 to 30 years to register for military conscription; the first registration took place on June 5. Individuals who were employed in agriculture or…

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Letter to Local Board #571 of the Selective Service System shows the President of Perry Knitting Co. attempting to secure as many deferments for his (male) employees as possible. In this case, he argues that women in the Cutting Room lack the…

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This appears to be a notarized copy of a letter by Perry Knitting Co. President George M. Trabor,Sr. on behalf of an employee named Albert Torrey. Torrey is identified as the chief engineer and electrician of the plant, and Trabor is arguing for a…
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