MORE DOPE FOR OVERAGE SOLDIERS – WAR DEPT NEWS FOR OLDER SOLDIERS HOPING TO GET AN EARLY DISCHARGE

From YANK Magazine

Here’s the latest from the WD for overseas G.I.s more than 38 years old who are wondering about getting a discharge. They may get released, but there’s a big IF. It’s at the discretion of the Commanding General of their theater of operations. Also, they will be released only where there’s a trained replacement available. If they get over these hurdles, their release still depends on whether there’s transportation available, which may be tough to find.



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Sergeant First Class Hun Toon enlisted in the Army in 1918 and served in World War 1 and World War 2. He is pictured here on July 12, 1950 in Korea. At the time of the photograph he was 52 years old.



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