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11 Ways to use a WWI Draft Registration Card

My great grandfather, James Albert Rains, signed his WWI draft registration card on September 12, 1918. He was 41 years old.  Between 1917 and 1918, 24 million American men did the same thing. The draft was a result of the Selective Service Act passed on May 18, 1917 authorizing the President to temporarily increase our military. There were three registrations: on June 5, 1917 for men between 21 and 31; June 5, 1918 for those who attained age 21 after June 5, 1917; ...