This week’s Military Monday post is my great-grandfather’s World War II Draft Registration from the so-called, Old Man’s Draft.
I have a bunch of military documents, so I thought I’d put up some posts in the Military Monday theme.
This the WWI Draft Registration for my great-grandfather, Joseph Zalewski, who did end up participating in the war overseas.
Joseph registered on (I think it says) June 5, 1917 at the Ward 13, 2nd Precint draft office in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. At the time, he was 24 years old, having been born on 21 May 1893 in Milwaukee. He was living at 900 Fratney Street, which is where his parents also lived. His occupation at the time was a “Shoe Maker” at Weyenberg Shoe Co. in Milwaukee. He was not yet married. According to the document, he had “gray” eyes and “light brown” hair.