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Order to Report for Induction
Division of Military History and Diplomacy, National Museum of American History

Order to Report for Induction

Date: 1941
Catalog #: 1993.3172.04    Accession #: 1993.3172
Credit: Division of Military History and Diplomacy, National Museum of American History

Dimensions / Weight

Dimensions: 10.5" H x 8" W

Physical Description

Ink on paper.

Specific History

The Order to Report for Induction for Benjamin Layton of Georgia.

General History

The United States government established a draft board during World War II. The purpose was to establish which men were or were not qualified for military duty. Males were required to register, complete a physical, and complete a written exam as part of their screening. After testing was completed males were placed into various “categories.” Category one was the best qualified while Category Four indicated a male was disqualified for one of many reasons such as too many children, flat feet, or poor education. The draft board issued notices to report for classification, medical exams and induction.


Keywords

Country: United States
State: Georgia
War: World War II
Service: Army
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