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Thank You for Your Service

This photo is a snippet from my Pop's application to join the Navy after Pearl Harbor. He didn't have to join; he was already 35, married with two kids, and a good career.


In case you can't read it, question 8 asks:

State in full your reason for making application at this particular time (include reason for choice of the Navy in preference to other services).

And my Pop's answer:

Consider present status not essential to war effort - have no particular preference - want to enlist where I will be able to do most good.

Thank you, Pop; and thank you to all those who have served and are serving, for wanting to put yourselves in harm's way, to do the most good.