Veteran's History Project - Captain Georgia A. Horne
U.S. Air Force • 1967-1989
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.
In 1967, the Selective Service System was a major factor in the lives of many families. Young men had decisions to make. Before being drafted, one could have a choice of the branch of service. However, when the letter from the draft board arrived, and assuming a passing grade on the physical exam, the other selections became limited. There were other options on the...