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Title: 1970
Bill,
 
We have different memories of 1976.  Mine was enjoying the Bicentennial in the city of our nations birth and Brotherly Love.  I still remember watching the Liberty Bell taking the trolley ride from Independence Hall to the new pavilion.
 
My memory of that time is different.  Either Nixon or Ford had ended the draft AND selective service registration before 1976.  It was Jimmy (his self?) Carter that brought the draft back.  For a few years back then there was NO registration at all.  I was too young too register when it ended and too old to register when they started it up again.  As far as the US military is concerned, I DON'T EXIST! 
 
Are you sure you weren't scammed into signing up for the Alamo defense?
 
Now if only the IRS kept those same records I would be ahead of the game!
 
Rich
 
On Thu, 16 Aug 2001 14:22:03 -0500 "Bill Polhemus" <bill(--nospam--at)polhemus.cc> writes:
LOL!
 
No, we didn't "register for the draft," we had to "register for selective service." I believe that is still a requirement to this day; I know my son (now 23) and my wife's son (turns 22 today) both had to register with selective service upon their 18th b'days.
 

William L. Polhemus, Jr., P.E.
Polhemus Engineering Company
Katy, Texas
Phone 281-492-2251
Fax 281-492-8203
 

-----Original Message-----
From: richard lewis [mailto:rlewistx(--nospam--at)juno.com]
Sent: Thursday, August 16, 2001 10:35 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Re: 1970

I was 12 in the summer of 1970 too.  Now regarding the draft, I never had to register when I turned 18.  In PA registration was over.  Were you still registering for the Old Confederacy back in 1970?