yes , a B/C was used , along with a diploma ... and you were sent home with papers for your parents to sign ,, some times someone else signed them ...<quoted text>
I see. But wasn't some sort of ID (like birth certicate) necessary that would prove one's age?
I don't remember what my preferrence was. I'm sure it was either the Marine Corps or the Air Force. The Army wasn't my first choice anyway, but because 2 of my friends sighned up for the Army, I did too. We all went in on the "buddy plan", as stupid as we were. What I didn't know was that it was also possible to "volunteer for the draft" which would have been only 2 years - instead of 3.
I met a whole lot of Italian-Americans when I was living in the U.S. Most of them loved to say they "met on the boat". I got the impression it was considered the most romantic thing one could do. Is it true in your parents' case? They also liked to say that when the family "came over from It'ly" half the family went into the Mafia and the other half not. I heard that so many times. There's actually a guy living here from New York (Italian parents) and he told me the very same thing!
FOOTNOTE: wop a derogatory remark towards Italians
meant immigrants who came here " With Out Papers"