Don't forget Mr. Truman's two one-year extensions of enlistments in 1951
and 1952. That didn't make him very popular. We had a torpedoman who was
at the quarterdeck, waiting for a boat to fleet landing, Yokosuka, on his
way to the States for discharge, when he heard his six-year hitch had been
extended. Not a happy camper. My enlistment was extended, also.
"J.E. Ballow" wrote:
I recall that the first of the call-ups we received were Inactive Reservists. One of them had 23 days to go to complete law school and couldn't get a month deferment. After we got him we managed to work out an agreement with his school, on of the Ivy League, to take the final exams in Tokyo under supervision of someone in the GHQ JAG.