Posted by Hysteria from pm245-10.dialip.mich.net on July 23, 1998 at 09:47:34:
In Reply to: Why didn't Indiana Jones get drafted during WWII? posted by Ceantari on July 20, 1998 at 10:19:26:
: 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, in Raiders, Indy says something to the effect of If this is about his joining the army, he's already served. This occurs when talking to the army intelligence men. Perhaps there was some law against serving twice, or the army couldn't draft someone who had already served? I have no idea about the laws back then, if anyone knows, please share.
Another thing to consider is that Indy also got the Ark, and stopped the Nazis from getting the Holy Grail. Perhaps he was placed on "special assignment" in order to foil the Nazis from getting anymore powerful artifacts? After all, his abilities would probably be wasted in straight out fighting.
Just my opinions,
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