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7/12/2014 3:33:16 PM

Dead Americans told to sign up for military service

[quote]More than 14,000 dead Americans have told to register for military service in Pennsylvania. The papers threatened fines and prison if the men, born between 1893 and 1897, did not sign up for duty. The mistake that led to the papers being sent was made during a project to transfer records at the state's Department of Transportation. The department discovered the error when bewildered relatives of the dead men rang to complain. "It is funny and kind of pathetic," said Jane Huey. Her husband's grandfather Bert Huey was one of those who got their call-up papers from the state. Mr Huey served in World War One and died in 1995. "And the other thing is, we couldn't get a hold of the darn draft board," said Ms Huey. "We were afraid we'd be fined or something." "We made a mistake," said Jan McKnight, a community relations co-ordinator for Pennsylvania's Department of Transportation. "This just wasn't good. We do apologise."[/quote] Well, I suppose they can't die again.

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