Class, 1944

Although the male students in this class were not quite old enough to be drafted in 1944, in late 1942 local draft boards in Indiana County were ordered to begin immediate inductions of eighteen and nineteen year olds. In 1944, retesting of all men from eighteen to twenty-five, who had previously been rejected because of educational deficiencies, was begun. The drafting of fathers started in August of 1943. The photo was scanned in as is, with tear and graffiti. 

Photo: courtesy Ed Setlock family collection

Clarence D. Stephenson, Indiana County, 175th Anniversary History,  vol. 2  
(Indiana, Pennsylvania: Halldin Publishing, Company, 1989), 570, 564

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