Posted by Michaelson from em12_686.utsi.edu on July 20, 1998 at 16:47:56:
In Reply to: Re: Why didn't Indiana Jones get drafted during WWII? posted by Indyjohn on July 20, 1998 at 14:24:45:
: : : Why didn't Indiana Jones get drafted into the war? Was he one of the fortunate people? Did his numeber come in too late? One would think that he had a good chance of being drafted. Wasn't he drafted into WWI and was sent to Europe? How come he didn't get picked for WWII? Lucky dog, isn't he?
: : Well, we really don't know, do we. The three movies took place before America was involved in the war, and for that fact, war wasn't really rolling in Europe yet during the datelines of the trilogy, so we don't know what happened to him during the 40's. As to WWI, he volunteered, based on the YIJC ,in the Belgium army, so no, he wasn't drafted there either.
: Well, there has been a long standing practice in the Armed services to not draft the only son!! Perhaps, the truth lies there!!
That is very true, but there were so many "retreads" from the first war that many men drew an exemption from a lot of the rules that allowed them to skip going "over there" in WWII. In Indy's case, his mother was dead, and we're not sure yet of his father's status at this time period, so in Indy's case, he could have utilized that exemption. Regards. Michaelson
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