Below is an interview with my father about the economic aftermath of 9/11.
When were you affected?
Below is an interview of my father, Paul Joseph Weaver. He recounts his experience as a member of the US Navy during the Persian Gulf War.
For more information on the immigration of Italians to America, see:
|James Byrnes pictured in the center with two other sailors on their ship|
|Japanese people coming down from the hills to see the destruction after the bombing|
|James Byrnes in Panama|
|James Byrnes pictures as the sailor on the right with two other sailors and Japanese children; Temple is seen in background|
For more information on the bombings of Japan, see...
“American bomber drops atomic bomb on Hiroshima.” 2013. . Feb 14 2013, 12:11 http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/american-bomber-drops-atomic-bomb-on-hiroshima.
“Atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki.” 2013. . Feb 14 2013, 9:01 http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/atomic-bomb-dropped-on-nagasaki.
Available for military service
Conscientious objectors eligible for military service in noncombatant role
Available for limited military service
Physically, mentally or morally unfit
Conscientious objectors opposed to both combatant and non-combatant military duty and available for assignment to civilian work
High school student under twenty years of age or college student who has received an order to report for induction; deferred to complete his school year
Deployment deferred; men were not sent to war because their civilian job provided protection on United States soil
Deployment deferred; men were not sent to war because their civilian job was necessary to national defense (Example – work for Bowing and manufacture war planes; work for Hercules and manufacture ammunition)
Deployment deferred; men necessary to farm labor
Deployment deferred for education; only deferred until final class is taken (many men chose to stay in school indefinitely to avoid the draft)
Deferred because of dependents; included registrants with wife & child
Exemption for veterans (those whose military duty obligation was completed) and sole surviving sons
Exemption for ministers & divinity students
Considered “too old” to serve (26 years old if never deferred or 35 years old for those who served or held a deferment)
|My grandfather's draft card for the Vietnam War .|
He was classified as 4A.