1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 21, 2020 10:16 AM by Rebecca Collier

    Seeking records of 1964 high school graduates who were drafted


      I was working for Douglas Aircraft Co at VAFB in 1964-65, with a secret clearance, and a critical skill, when , out of the blue, a letter saying "YOU WILL REPORT". All the boys in my 1964 class (220 of us) of South High School in Torrance, CA and all the boys in my friends '194 class, in Telluride,  Colorado, all 7 of them, also got calls. We all went  to Vietnam and amazingly enough, most of us made it back in some form, but back. Has any one else of 1964 graduates had a similar experience?.

        • Re: Seeking records of 1964 high school graduates who were drafted
          Rebecca Collier Ranger

          Dear Mr. Muhonen,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located a series titled Local Board Memorandums , 1941 - 1972 in the Records of the Selective Service System (Record Group 147) that includes memorandums issued by the National Headquarters and sent to the state directors for the guidance of the local boards. May explain why the type of letters were sent out. We also located 19 series in Record Group 1947 during the 1960s that may contain more information. For access to these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at archives2reference@nara.gov.


          Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDT2. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.


          We have attached copies of orders to report for a physical exam and to report for induction that may be similar to the order you received.


          We hope this information is helpful.


          Report for Physical

          Draft Notice

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