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Didn't know exactly the best place to post this question, so feel free to redirect if this isn't the spot!

 

My question . . . an example - my Grampa served in the USN from 1956-1960. Would he have been eligible for the draft during the Vietnam years? Did they draft people who had already served?


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Sounds like he would have been too old to be drafted during Vietnam. Age 26 was the oldest one could be drafted at that time. If I remember it right, after someone left active duty, and they were still of draft age, their draft card had a status code showing they had fulfilled their commitment.

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Only if they signed up for the reserves...as far as I know.



Pvt. James H. Honey 1st Md. Eastern shore Vol. Inf. Co. D (union) Gettysburg
Pvt. George Eddie Lear 26th Inf. Co.H 1st Div .(WW1) P.H. WIA Cpl. Richard Elsea 268th C.A. Bn. Battery A. WW2 SSgt. Grant Elsea 314th Inf. Hq.Co. I.R.79thDiv. WW2
Cpl. Harry Lawrence Butler Jr 23rd Regt. WIA Korea Lt. George Olin Tilghman 111th MG. 29th Div. WW1 DIS France 1919
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Pulled out my paper . . . got his years slightly off . . . He enlisted in 1954, discharged in 1958, entering the reserves with a termination date of 1962.


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Oh, tarry and be strong; Tell God in prayer. What is thy hidden grief; Thy secret care.

Yet, if no answer come; Pray on and wait: God's time is always best; Never too late.

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