Fred’s received his Selective Service Card or as it was commonly referred to as “draft card”
Notice the classification “II-A” which meant …. Occupational deferment (other than agricultural and student).
He was working for Firestone Tire at the time and involved in recapping and re-treading tires. There was no rubber available during the war years, so the government placed a priority on rebuilding old tires.
At that time Dad was 34 supporting two children.
This is the front of the card. Notice the date.