Army & Navy - Your Army, Mr. Jones

Having dependents is no longer enough to get a man deferment from military service. Before a Senate subcommittee, Draft Director Major General Lewis B. Hershey testified that the pool of unmarried men eligible for the Army and Navy "was practically exhausted."

The time that he had long predicted had finally come. Among the able-bodied of the land, only indispensable workers in essential industries are now immune from the draft. Married men are already being inducted and many a draft board has already sent off fathers of children to the training camps.

If the country was to have a military force of eleven...

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