Tank destroyer shoulder patch and logo

The 808th Tank Destroyer Battalion

invites you to enjoy this site while learning about WWII and tank destroyers

An assortment of US flags.
Don't Tread On Me
Colonial Era

US Army Flag - 1775
US Army Flag
Adopted in 1775

Betsy Ross flag
Betsy Ross Flag

13 Star Flag
13 Star -
First Official Flag

Civil Flag of Peacetime
Civil Flag of
Peacetime

34 Star - Civil War Era
34 Star
Civil War Era

Confederate Battle Flag
Confederate Battle Flag

50 Star Current US Flag
50 Star
Current US Flag

WWII Era Documents

Selective Service Registration

President Franklin Roosevelt signed the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940. This created the "draft" for US men of legal age.

The draft continued until 1973, this means anyone who did not volunteer for service was subject to being drafted. This includes during WWII.

This card proves that a man who volunteered for active service during WWII was still required to register until he passed the age for the draft. When the draft ended in 1973 the US became an all volunteer army.

In 1975 the registration requirement ended but was resumed in 1980 by President Carter after the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. The registration continues to date as a safety net in case of need.

This card is post WWII.

 

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