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    Soldiers’ Memoirs: Bill Shkurti, Defending America with Great Courage and Honor

    The Selective Service System is honored to present the memoirs of three soldiers who were drafted or volunteered and served America during the Vietnam War with great courage and honor. Here is Bill Shkurti’s story: Bill Shkurti, an Akron, Ohio native, graduated from Ohio State University in the fall of 1968 with a degree in Distinction in Economics. In 1969,...

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    Soldiers’ Memoirs: Marc Leepson, Defending America with Great Courage and Honor

    The Selective Service System is honored to present a series of Stories from three soldiers who were drafted and served America during the Vietnam War with great courage and honor. Here is Marc Leepson’s story: A former staff writer for Congressional Quarterly in Washington, Marc Leepson is the author of nine books, most recently Ballad of the Green Beret, the...

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    Soldiers’ Memoirs: Jerry Prater, Defending America with Great Courage and Honor

    The U.S. Armed Forces transitioned to an all-volunteer military force on July 1, 1973, in the waning years of the Vietnam War. As part of this decision, the national draft was repositioned as part of America’s national defense strategy to serve as a deterrent and support military readiness if Congress and the President determine the Department of Defense requires additional...

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    10 American Celebrities Who Served our Nation in The U.S. Armed Services

    The United States Armed Forces transitioned to an all-volunteer military force on July 1, 1973, in the waning years of the Vietnam War. As part of this decision, the national draft was repositioned as part of America’s national defense strategy to serve as a deterrent and support military readiness if the Department of Defense requested additional military personnel. The success...

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    Former Army National Guardsman and U.S. Navy Veteran Vincent Anthony Lopez Sworn In as New Mexico State Director

    “The Selective Service System enables our Nation to respond effectively to military manpower needs in times of a national emergency.” Rosslyn, VA: Today, Former Army National Guardsman and U.S. Navy Veteran Vincent Anthony Lopez was sworn in as the New Mexico State Director by Selective Service System Region III Director Steven Kett. Mr. Lopez was nominated by New Mexico Governor...

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    Mr. Saif M. Khan Appointed Selective Service System Chief of Staff

    ROSSLYN, VA: Selective Service System Acting Director Joel C. Spangenberg has appointed Saif M. Khan to a key role in the Biden-Harris Administration as the Agency’s Chief of Staff. “It is an honor to serve in this capacity with the Selective Service System and work alongside such a knowledgeable and dedicated team of professionals at a time when the Agency...

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