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Jefferson County, Colorado

World War II 4th Draft Registration "Old Man"


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This Registration was the 4th of 6 draft registrations conducted by the Selective Service System which commenced on April 27, 1942 and was terminated on March 31, 1947 by an act of Congress. The purpose of the registration was to collect information on industrial capacity and skills of men aged 45 to 64 who were born on April 18, 1877 through and including February 16, 1897 and who were not already in the military that could be utilized for national service if needed.


A description including race, height, weight, complexion and obvious physical characteristics are included on the back of the card. Papers/cards attached to a few cards may give more information about the individuals' military history, decorations, citations, change of address or death.


Copies of both sides of the card may be obtained by writing the National Archives & Records Administration - National Archives - St. Louis, PO Box 38757, St. Louis, MO 63138-0757. The cost is $7.00. The information needed to obtain a copy of the card is the person's full name, city and county of registration, and date of birth.


This compilation is for Jefferson County, Colorado.  Men who lived in Jefferson County at the time of registration and those who were listed as born in Jefferson County are included in this collection. Please see our other 3 counties for their respective areas.


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