You’d think if you’d voluntarily served in the Army for three years, you wouldn’t be called again, right? Read this excerpt from “Hard Times in the Heartland”.
The next Monday evening Henry picked out the mail from the box and thumbed through it while he ate some leftover turkey hash before heading to the hospital. One letter was from the Selective Service Agency. He tore it open. Inside was a card on which was written:
Notice of Reclassification
Henry Sanford Freeman has been reclassified from 4-A to 1-A.
It was signed by the local draft board member and postmarked on November 25, 1942.
Henry whispered, “My God. The day after Sally was born.”
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