Monday, January 11, 2010


This little reminder of the me I once was showed up in some stuff the other day. As you see, I was required upon entering the armed forces to surrender this card to my commanding officer.
Also, assuming that I did not enter the service, this certificate must be on my person at all times. Wow. No wonder this thing looks so worn after more than 55 years!

['"thing" could refer to the document, or it could refer to the person]


Andrea said...


Vee said...

Good old days (?) of the draft.

vanilla said...

Andrea: WOW! indeed.

Vee: Universal conscription was the topic of debate during my senior year of h.s. I got quite effective on the "affirmative" side of the issue.