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Re: 1940 Enlistment records
Posted by: Richard Horrell (ID *****9354) Date: February 15, 2013 at 23:39:21
In Reply to: 1940 Enlistment records by Pat Pandya of 22578

It means that when the individual entered the US Military, they joined the Army of the United States. Not the Regular (Standing) Army, nor the National Guard. The individual was to serve for the duration of WW 2 plus six months. Since the US Military did not become actively involded in WW 2 until December 7, 1941, "other emergencies" covered our pre-December 7, 1941 activities in Iceland, The Philippines, etc.

Richard V. Horrell

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