National Defense: AWOL

In jail in Los Angeles last week moped lean-jawed 19-year-old Private Conway J. Bristow, sentenced by a court martial to six days for being absent without leave from drills of his National Guard outfit. Two years under the draft age set by the Burke-Wadsworth Conscription Bill, Private Bristow was ready to get back in uniform, wait the Government's call of the Guard to active emergency service. Said AWOLer Bristow of the most common of fense committed by soldiers: "I hope the sentence won't reflect on my patriotism. If I had not been patriotic I would never have joined the Guard in...

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