Photo of Compulsory Military Training, Macon County, IL. draftees standing on steps of a building

AF844-WWII_Macon County Draftees, WWII, 4-11-1942.jpg

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Title

Photo of Compulsory Military Training, Macon County, IL. draftees standing on steps of a building

Subject

WW II
World War II
Macon County, IL.
Decatur, IL.
Army Draftees

Description

Herald and Review Library: Photo of Group of Military Draftees; Article on back of photo; "Older men, those between 28 and 35 years of age formerly classified as 1-H, were predominant in the large group of selectees scheduled to leave here at 4:30 o'clock this morning by ITS train for Peoria examination and induction into the United States army.
Men with heads tending to baldness stood beside younger men whose deferments have just expired yesterday afternoon when they met in the county building to receive instructions from Paul F. Marshall, chief clerk of Decatur board No. 2.
Included in the group was Dismond Bean of Blue Mound, Macon county deputy sheriff.
Contingent leaders named yesterday by draft boards were: Warren Spencer Clark of Argenta, Macon county rural board: William Maddox, 936 West Marietta street, Decatur board No. 1, Harold M. Sweat, rural route 7, Decatur board No. 2.
The group was the second to contain a large number of older men. The first group containing men re-classified as a-A from 1-H was inducted two weeks ago."

Creator

Herald and Review

Source

Decatur, IL.

Publisher

Decatur Public Library, Decatur, IL>

Date

4/11/1942

Contributor

Decatur Herald and Review

Rights

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Relation

unknown

Format

.jpg
600 dpi

Language

English

Type

photograph

Identifier

AF844

Coverage

World War II

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

photograph

Physical Dimensions

8 x 12"

Citation

Herald and Review, “Photo of Compulsory Military Training, Macon County, IL. draftees standing on steps of a building,” Decatur Public Library Local History Photo Collection, accessed October 23, 2021, http://omeka.decaturlibrary.org/items/show/1698.