When I turned 18 as all males I had to register with the Selective Service .
That office was created in 1917, during World War I to keep troops available for military requirements .
Failing to register or comply with the Military Selective Service Act.
Was a felony punishable by a fine of up to $250,000 or a prison term of up to five years, or a combination of both.
At least that's what my my grandpa Parman had told me about the matter .
Whether that was true or not,I didn't want to take a chance on not reporting , I made sure I went when I reached 18.
I drove myself, to the Selective Service office .
Being a bit shy and nervous, I was kind of dreading the trip.
The office I went to, was located in London Kentucky.
After registering, my classification turned out to be, 1-A .
1-A meaning "Available immediately for military service."
I pretty well knew what that meant, I might have to go into the service anytime , if they needed me.
I received acknowledgement of my Registration a few days later in the mail.
After that I never heard from the office any more for awhile.
I was hoping maybe they had forgotten about me.
But knew that was probably wishful thinking.
At 21 I got reclassified again to, 3-A Registrant with a child or children; or Registrant deferred by reason of extreme hardship to dependents.
|After I reached 3-A haven't heard from them since, (yea).|
Until Next Time. God Bless.
My Meditations by, Coleman