Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Record of Physical Examination - Civilian Conservation Corps

The Civilian Conservation Corps existed between 1933 and 1942.  It employed millions of unmarried men between the ages of 17 and 25 on projects in rural areas owned primarily by federal, state, and local governments. The CCC was designed to provide jobs for young men, to relieve families who had difficulty finding jobs during the Great Depression in the United States.  The men served a term of six months, but they could serve up to four terms. They earned $30 a month, $25 of which was sent home to their families.

This is my maternal grandfather's Record of Physical Examination while he was in the CCC.  He was generally healthy throughout his service.  He was recorded as being 71 inches tall and weighing 140 pounds with 20/20 eyesight and hearing.  He was vaccinated for Typhoid-paratyphoid and Smallpox.  He did spend two days, 17 March through 19 March 1937, in the hospital with tonsillitis, but he made a complete recovery.

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