Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Israel Shaloogian, Eloise Hospital & The Draft


I found this draft card and 1,254 more from Eloise wholly by accident while searching for Ray Morris in the previous post. I suppose that I figured that the saying "every able-bodied male" when referring to the draft would preclude those with psychological problems but it seems not. Especially ones who were adjudged insane and committed to a hospital. I could understand screening the more recent cases that seemed suspicious but elderly men were also included so it seems a bit disturbing.

As for Israel Shaloogian? I just liked his name. Plus he had a cousin named Pick! Or is that Dick? Either way I still like the name Shaloogian.

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