Draft Registration Card, 1942

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Title

Draft Registration Card, 1942

Alternative Title

World War II Draft Registration Card

Subject

World War, 1939-1945
Veterans--Florida

Description

The draft registration card for Felix A. Prendota (1895-1988). The card contains the demographic information for the soldier including name, telephone number, age, place of birth, date of birth, name and address of person who will always know your address, employer's name and address, place of employment, race, height, weight, eye color, hair color, and complexion. The Fourth Registration, often referred to as the "old man's registration", was conducted on April 27, 1942.

Felix Prendota was born on November 17, 1895, in Chicago, Illinois, to Polish immigrants. He enlisted in the United States Army on April 30, 1917, and was assigned to Battery A of the 12th Field Artillery. He shipped out to Europe on January 11, 1918. He engaged in the battles of Aisne, Aisne-Marne, St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne, Lorraine, and Ile de France. Although Prendota left Europe on July 30, 1919, he remained in the United States Army for over fifteen years. He was attached to the 15th Infantry, which protected American interests in China leading up to the Chinese Communist Revolution. He retired to Winter Park, Florida, with his wife, Ruby. Prendota died on September 15, 1988, at the age of ninety-two, and is buried 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, April 27, 1942.

Publisher

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

Date Created

1942-04-27

Format

image/jpg

Extent

354 KB
321 KB

Medium

1 draft registration card

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Downers Grove, Illinois

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

Provenance

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

Rights Holder

This resource is not subject to copyright in the United States and there are no copyright restrictions on reproduction, derivative works, distribution, performance, or display of the work. Anyone may, without restriction under U.S. copyright laws:

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This resource is provided here by RICHES for educational purposes only. For more information on copyright, please refer to Section 5 of Copyright Law of the United States of America and Related Laws Contained in Title 17 of the United States Code.

Curator

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.

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