Draft Registration Card, 1940



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Draft Registration Card, 1940

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World War II Draft Registration Card


World War, 1939-1945


The draft registration card for Sellers Boynton Rogers (1917-1996). The card contains the demographic information for the soldier including name, home address, telephone number, age in years, date of birth, place of birth, name of person who will always know your address, their relationship to applicant, their address, employer's name, race, height, weight, complexion, and other obvious physical characteristics. The Selective Training and Service Act of 1940 was the first peacetime conscription in United States history. Men between the ages of 21 and 36 were required to register with local draft boards and were selected by lottery.

Born on October 25, 1917, in Arlington, Georgia, Rogers registered for the draft on October 16, 1940, while living in St. Petersburg, Florida. He enlisted in the United States Army on June 25, 1941, at Camp Blanding, Florida. Rogers served as a Combat Medic in the Pacific Campaigns of World War II. He participated in campaigns of New Georgia, Bougainville, Manila, and Luzon. He awarded the Silver Star for rescuing a comrade while under mortar fire in Lunzon. He also was awarded the Purple Heart for being wounded during these actions. Rogers moved to Miami, Florida, following his discharge from the Army on September 12, 1945. He married Margaret E. Mann a year later, on August 8, 1946. He and Margaret spent the majority of their lives in the Miami area until his death on January 12, 1996. Sellers Rogers is buried at 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.


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


Digital reproduction of original draft registration card.


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

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1 typewritten draft registration card






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Originally created and published by the 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, 1940.” RICHES of Central Florida accessed December 4, 2023, https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka/items/show/10312.



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