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Veteran's History Project - Jack L. Schilling


Jack L. Schilling

Petty Officer Third Class

U.S. Navy

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

In late 1958, Jack Schilling had graduated from Sidney High School, was working and fielding some questions as to whether or not the "draft" was going to catch up to him.

His draft status was 1-A – meaning anytime now. He surveyed his situation: the Army? The Marines? What about the Air Force?

He picked the U...

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