Draft Registration Card, 1945

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Title

Draft Registration Card, 1945

Alternative Title

World War II Draft Registration Card

Subject

World War, 1939-1945
Veterans--Florida

Description

The draft registration card for Ray Edward Knowles (1925-1991). The front of 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. The back of the card describes the registrant's race, height, weight, complexion, obvious physical characteristics that will aid in identification, the registrar for the local board, and the date of registration.

Born on July 6, 1925, in Miami, Florida, Knowles's was adopted by his older sister and her husband after his mother passed away. He enlisted in the United States Navy on April 29, 1943, and served as a naval painter. He was promoted to Petty Officer Third Class before he left the Navy on February 8, 1945. Knowles moved back to Miami after completing his service. He passed away on December 17, 1991, and is memorialized at 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

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

Source

Digital reproduction of original draft registration card.

Publisher

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

Date Created

1945-02-14

Format

image/jpg

Extent

518 KB
377 KB

Medium

1 draft registration card

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Miami, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Provenance

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

Rights Holder

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Curator

Kelly, Karen
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.

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