Draft Card for Lyle Frank Rubash of Huntley, Illinois
World War II

World War II Selective Service Draft Registrations

On 16 September 1940 the United States Congress, under the directive of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, passed the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940. It was the first peace-time draft in American history, although not unwarranted as both Europe and Japan were already in conflicts -France had fallen to the Nazis in June 1940 […]

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World War II European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal

Today marks the 75th anniversary of “V-E Day,” representing the allied victory in Europe during World War II. To commemorate the occasion, we wanted to talk about the history of the campaign medal awarded to service members in the European theater of World War II. The European-African-Middle Eastern (EAME) Campaign Medal was established by President […]

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A Tenth Army Christmas Dinner, 1944

Here’s a glimpse at the Christmas dinner menu enjoyed by the Tenth Army headquartered at Schofield Barracks on Oahu, Hawaii on Christmas Day of 1944. See anything to add to your menu this year? Personally, we like that they were sure to include the cigars.  You can see what the Tenth Army’s 1944 Thanksgiving Menu looked like here. From […]

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Book Review: The Sam Carlile Story

I came across The Sam Carlile Story – A World War II Veteran’s Remembrances on eBay and immediately ordered the book, which came with a signed photograph. I was thrilled when I received a message and recent photographs from Mr. Carlile through eBay! Mr. Carlile is a World War II 8th Air Force Veteran. His […]

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