Uncle Sam wants you – dead or alive?
An error by PennDOT resulted in the Selective Service sending more than 14,000 military draft registration notices to men born between 1893 and 1897.
Ilene Landis, of Manheim, got one recently for her uncle, Ivan Keller. He’s been dead at least a quarter century, she figures.
It seems that a clerk working with the state’s database failed to select the century while transferring nearly 400,000 records to Selective Service. The records were supposed to be of all males born between 1993 and 1997. However, the records sent also included males born between 1893 and 1897.
You can read more in an article by Dan Nephin in the Lancaster Online web site at http://goo.gl/0Z7LMN.
My thanks to newsletter reader Wanda Smale for telling me about this story.
Gee, does this mean that I will receive ANOTHER draft notice in a few years?