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Murice J. Schaefer Sergeant - WWII - Jan. 1945-Nov. 1946


The Selective Service System (Draft Board) in the Fleming, Colorado area was close to being aggressive in late 1944 and into 1945. Maurice J. Schaeffer turned eighteen in March 1944. Before the year was out he was drafted. The Draft Board allowed him to complete high school but they would need his service in January 1945.

Maurice passed the physical examination and headed to a small training facility named Camp Fannin, Texas. This place was actually an infantry training center as well as a replacement center that sent needed troops to Europe. It’s in the area of Tyler, TX.


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