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Draft Registration Cards

The registration cards consist of approximately 24,000,000 cards of men who registered for the draft. The cards are arranged by state. They usually include:

  • the registrant's full name
  • date and place of birth
  • race
  • citizenship
  • occupation
  • personal description
  • signature
Not all of the men who registered for the draft actually served in the military, and not all men who served in the military registered for the draft.

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