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Veterans History Project

Georgia A. Horne, Captain, US Air Force, 1967-1989


The Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war.

In 1967, the Selective Service System was a major factor in the lives of many families. Young men had decisions to make. Before being drafted, one could have a choice of the branch of service. However, when the letter from the Draft Board arrived, and assuming a passing grade on the physical exam, the other selections became limited. There w...

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