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By Larry Nelson
For The Sun-Telegraph 

Veteran's History Project: J. Joseph Hargreaves

 

J. Joseph Hargreaves

Specialist 4

U.S. Army

1958-1961

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story is one of many American Veteran accounts published in The Sidney Sun-Telegraph. The writer, who is from Sidney, is conducting the interviews as part of the Library of Congress' Veterans History Project.

For more than 60 years, the Selective Service System and its registration requirement for our country's young men have served as a backup system to provide manpower to U.S. Armed Forces. From 1948 until 1971, in peacetime and during periods of conflict, men were drafted to fill vacancies, which could not be fi...



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