Tuesday, July 20, 1943
Abe’s sister Mim was worried. Her husband had been called in by the military for a physical exam. What about his high blood pressure, she wanted to know? And what about our baby? With the coming expansion of the European invasion, he was needed. “It’s inevitable,” Abe wrote her.” If they’re going to take him, they’ll take him and you just sit down and make the best of it. Just think how proud your son will be when he tells the other little boys his father is a soldier!” His sister must have been disappointed at how he dismissed her worries. But she didn’t realize that his goal was to get in, not stay out of, the Army! And if the Army could draft Donald Duck (see cartoon), why did they turn their backs on him?