Monday, April 5, 2010

Oliver Finnestad - World War II draft registration

Another war, another draft registration.

My great grandfather Oliver Finnestad registered for the draft on April 27, 1942, about 5 months after the United States had entered the war.

The interesting thing about this type of document is that it gives a personal description that you don't always get from a black and white photo: blue eyes, gray hair and his height was 5'8" and weighed 155 pounds.

These types of documents also help provide something of a resume; I had not known that Oliver worked at the Creston Creamery.

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