Dad goes to war, and comes back

Dad got a letter from the government to report to Fort Snelling in St. Paul for a physical examination and induction into the Army Engineers. He was told that as a professional engineer he would receive the rank of reserve captain. Then he learned that because he had two children, and as an engineer in the Minnesota Highway Department his civilian occupation was critical to the war effort, he was deferred from the draft. Dad spent the war doing the same thing he did in peacetime–building roads.

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