The Army last week had some welcome news for 170,000 of the reservists and National Guardsmen summoned to active duty after Korea. Though their 24-month tours of duty will not begin to expire until summer, the Army will start letting them out in March. Reason: Many units (e.g., the 28th, 40th, 43rd, 45th National Guard Divisions) were called up at the same time. The Army cannot send them all home at once, must stagger the discharges over a period of months as it trains draftees to take their place.


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