Selective Service sends 14K draft notices to men born in 1800s
PENNSYLVANIA – Thanks to a computer glitch, more than 14,000 notices were sent to dead guys in Pennsylvania, threatening them with jail time and fines, if they didn’t register for the military draft.
We know they’re dead because the oldest man in the world died last month — 111-year-old, Alexander Imich, who was born in 1903.
The Selective Service apologized when they started getting calls from confused family members asking about the notice.
Families were told to ignore the notice because the system was supposed to send notices to males born between 1993 and 1997 — in this case, it’s clear who was dead wrong.