Draft Registration Card, 1945


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Draft Registration Card, 1945

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World War II Draft Registration Card


World War, 1939-1945


The draft registration card for William Richard King (1927-1992). The card lists a serial number, the name of the registrant, the order number, the place of residence, the mailing address, telephone, age, place of birth, state, date of birth, the reference and their address, their employer and place of employment.

Born in Clarksburg, West Virginia, on March 7, 1927, King enlisted in the United States Army Air Forces on May 12, 1945, two months after his 18th birthday. He completed his tour of duty on October 31, 1949, then re-enlisted on July 28, 1950, at the rank of sergeant, to serve in the Korean War. King’s wife, Annemarie, immigrated to the United States on May 7, 1951, along with their daughter, Ellen Jean Stritter. Despite arriving with a marriage certificate, William and Annemarie were married again in the United States. King served in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars before his honorable discharge from military service on February 28, 1966. In 1974, William and Annemarie moved to Spring Hill, Florida, where their son Ralph also lived. William King died of natural causes on May 19, 1992, in Tampa, Florida. On March 17, 1995, a headstone was erected at the Florida National Cemetery.

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.


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


Digital reproduction of original draft registration card, May 12, 1945.


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

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Connolly, Lehman
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/.
Black, Jeremy. World War Two: A Military History. London [u.a]: Routledge, 2003.


War Department, Office of Provost Marshal General, Selective Service System, “Draft Registration Card, 1945,” RICHES, accessed May 28, 2024, https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka/items/show/10192.