You've Been Drafted - Now What?
This is an article about what new troops would expect entering the Army during WWII.
From the article:
Let's say that your number has been drawn, and the local board's exam has resulted in you reporting for twelve month's training as required by Selective Service, and you're wondering what comes next.
Mister, you're in the Army now! You and others alled at the
same time by your local board,
are on your way to one of the
100 induction stations - similar
to recruiting offices - set
up throughout the United
From there you will
go to a reception center for
your first real contact with the
U. S. Army. Your records will
be completed, uniform issued,
vaccinations administered and
you will be interviewed to
determine the military duty
for which you may be best fitted.
Then comes assignment
to a particular organization.
When the bugler-you'll learn to love
him-awakens you that first morning in
the army, you'll discover that every man
in the unit is a selectee, just like yourself.
So there will be none of the self-consciousness
that you'd be sure to experience if
you, a rookie, found yourself among veteran
soldiers. Uncle Sam is keeping the
selectees together until they are trained
thoroughly in the fundamentals.....
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