Draft Registration Card, 1917

Dublin Core

Title

Draft Registration Card, 1917

Alternative Title

World War I Draft Registration Card

Subject

World War, 1914-1918

Veterans--Florida

Description

The draft registration card for John M. Antuono. The card includes name in full, age in years, home town, date of birth, citizenship status, place of birth, present trade, employer, place of employment, dependents, marriage status, race, prior military service, and exemption claims. The back of the form lists the description of the recruit including size, eye and hair color and physical ailments, including if the person lost any limbs.

John M. Antuono was born in Port Tampa, Florida, to Italian immigrants, Vincent and Christina Antuono. Antuono was drafted into the United States Army on October 8, 1917, and served in several units. He served in Europe with the 324th Infantry, which was part of the 81st Division. He left the military on September 3, 1919. After his service, Antuono held several jobs involving the cigar industry and bookkeeping, until his death on March 20, 1992. He is buried in the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida.

In 2017, the University of Central Florida was one of three universities selected to launch the National Cemetery Administration’s Veterans Legacy Program Project. The program engaged a team of scholars to make the life stories of veterans buried in the Florida National Cemetery available to the public. The project engages UCF students in research and writing and fosters collaboration between students, faculty and local Central Florida schools to produce interactive curriculum for k-12 students. The corresponding website exhibit uses RICHES Mosaic Interface to create a digital archive of related data. The public can use the project-developed augmented-reality app at more than 100 gravesites at the Florida National Cemetery, where they can access the UCF student-authored biographies of veterans.

Creator

Davis, R.E.
War Department, Office of Provost Marshal General, Selective Service System

Source

Digital reproduction of original draft registration card by R.E. Davis, June 5, 1917.

Publisher

War Department, Office of Provost Marshal General, Selective Service System

Date Created

1917-06-05

Contributor

Antuono, John M.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

187 KB

Medium

1 page draft registration card

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Port Tampa, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by R.E. Davis and the War Department, Office of Provost Marshal General, Selective Service System and published by the War Department, Office of Provost Marshal General, Selective Service System.

Rights Holder

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Curator

Stoddard, James
Campbell, Tyler
Cravero, Geoffrey

External Reference

Abney, Barb. "VA Selects UCF Historians to Archive Stories of Deceased Veterans Veterans." UCF Today, March 13, 2017. Accessed August 9, 2017. https://today.ucf.edu/va-selects-ucf-historians-archive-stories-deceased-veterans/.
Tuchman, Barbara W., and Robert K. Massie. The Guns of August: The Outbreak of World War I. 2014.

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