From the National Archives : World War I Draft Registration Card for Alphonse Capone. Item From: Records of the Selective Service System (World War I). (1917-07/15/1919) The Selective Service Act of May 18, 1917, allowed the President to temporarily increase the size of the U.S. military in times of war. During World War I, the Army’s Office of the Provost Marshall General oversaw the registration of about 24 million men. This draft card is interesting because it shows that Al Capone identified himself as a Paper Cutter from Brooklyn. There were three sequential registrations that sought out male citizens according to their age : first on June 5, 1917; second on June 5, 1918 and on August 24, 1918, and third on September 12, 1918. The first registration sought young men aged from 21-30 years of age. The second registration was split between two days to first seek those who had turned 21 since June 5, 1917, and subsequently turned 21 since June 2, 1918.The third registration sought all men aged from 18 to 45 who had not previously registered. Source:

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