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Was 40 too old to be drafted?

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Was 40 too old to be drafted?

Posted: 3 May 2012 9:15PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi,

I noticed my ancestor lied about his age on his 1918 draft card and made himself a year older - 40 years old instead of 39 - and I was wondering if this was significant?

Did he have a less chance of being drafted if he was 40 instead of 39?

He registered in NE Arkansas.

Thanks
Ginger
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Ginger Smith 4 May 2012 3:15AM GMT 
lindalew 4 May 2012 6:02AM GMT 
Ginger Smith 4 May 2012 2:23PM GMT 
lindalew 5 May 2012 12:05AM GMT 
Dannyssmile18... 27 May 2012 8:05AM GMT 
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