Sunday, May 16, 2021


In the winter of 1941-42 several interesting events occurred in Bob McCune's young life.  Most obviously, the USA went to war, and all young men had to register for the draft with this image being Bob's registration card.  It tells us that he was working at General Electric, a critical war industry that might have provided him with a couple of years draft deferment.  At the same time, he was spotted playing hockey in Schenectady and offered a spot on the New York Rangers pro team.  So what job did he choose?  Neither.  He enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he remained until May, 1946.  The Draft Board evidently kept tabs on him and duly recorded his discharge date at the top of the card.



  1. Thank you for serving. Didn't Tiffenbach get drafted as well?

    1. McCune enlisted, and I think Tiffenbach was drafted. Both served.