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Carlisle in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Induction Centers

 
 
Induction Centers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 11, 2012
1. Induction Centers Marker
Inscription. During World War II millions of draftees began their military service by reporting to induction centers established throughout the country. At the induction center future soldiers had to successfully complete the following tasks:
- Undergo physical examinations conducted in groups of 25 using an assembly line approach.
- Receive a physical evaluation.
- Be fingerprinted and undergo a criminal background check.
- Participate in a pre-assignment interview during which interviewees expressed the type of service they desired.
- Sign induction papers and receive individual serial numbers.
- Participate in a formal swearing-in ceremony.
- Depart on two weeks’ furlough before reporting to reception centers located throughout the country.
 
Erected by U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center.
 
Location. 40° 12.333′ N, 77° 9.579′ W. Marker is in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. Marker is on Army Heritage Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carlisle PA 17013, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. World War II Core Area (here, next to this marker); Reception Center (a few steps from this marker); The Army Introduces a Heavyweight:
Insert - induction activities image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 11, 2012
2. Insert - induction activities
(within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Winter Cabins (within shouting distance of this marker); Sergeant Frederick A. Counsel (within shouting distance of this marker); Sergeant Michael A. Mira (within shouting distance of this marker); Kady Brownell (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Cabins (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carlisle.
 
Categories. War, World II
 
Induction center display image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, April 7, 2014
3. Induction center display
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 5, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 4, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 4, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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