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The United States had been at war for three months when Congress saw fit to reach even deeper into American society in order to put more men in uniform:

[This time] it seemed likely that many more thousands of married men without children would celebrate their last New Year's eve in civilian garb for some time to come. Added to the 50,000 call for this month and another 50,000 to be inducted in October, the Army wants 70,000 in November. Selective Service is expected to start drawing from the nation's 300,000 married non-fathers in January. Married men with dependents probably will remain deferred, but to bring the Armed Forces to 3 million men asked by President Truman, it may be necessary to lift the exemption on World War II veterans."

Six months later the draft pool was expanded; click here to read about it...

Click here to read about the Korean war drft dodgers.

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The Draft (Pathfinder Magazine, 1950)

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