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Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 222nd day of the year.
ON THIS DAY IN 1917, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Physical Tests for Army Revised; Less Severe Rules.”
The article focused on new regulations being implemented for physical examinations prior to Army approval.
“In another supplemental ruling Gen. Crowder states that men serving prison terms for misdemeanors [are] not exempt by reason of the fact,” the Eagle reported. “If the peace authorities will not release them for military service, they will be required to present themselves for examination when their prison terms have been completed … The boards should be certain beyond doubt that enough men have been certified, the statement says.”