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Conflict Period:
World War II 1
Branch:
Army 1
Birth:
1919 1
Georgia 1
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Person:
Thomas S Craft 1
Level of Education: 2 years of high school 1
Marital Status: Married 1
Birth:
1919 1
Georgia 1
Residence:
Place: Hart County, Georgia 1
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World War II 1

Branch:
Army 1
Enlistment Date:
31 Jul 1945 1
Army Branch:
No branch assignment 1
Army Component:
Selectees (Enlisted Men) 1
Army Serial Number:
44134368 1
Enlistment Place:
Ft McPherson Atlanta Georgia 1
Enlistment Term:
Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law 1
Source of Army Personnel:
Civil Life 1
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Occupation:
General farmers 1
Race or Ethnicity:
White 1
Source Information:
Box Number: 1555 1
Film Reel Number: 3.379 1

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Elberton, GA

Thomas was drafted in 1945.  As a farmer and father of two, Thomas did all he could to avoid having to join the army.  He had known a man who was able to avoid fighting because he was in a similar situation, but Thomas was unable to avoid enlisting.

Because of his late entry into the army, he was enlisted just shy of a year.  During that time he was a member of Cannon Co 7th Inf 3rd Div as a Truck Driver Light in Germany.  He was honorably discharged on 14 Jul 1946, two months after V-E day.

While Thomas was away one of his worst fears was recognized:  his crops were stolen.  He was never able to prove who had stolen his crops, but he had strong suspicions. Shortly after, he gave up farming and moved close to Atlanta for a steel mill job.

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