Had he been accepted, he might have rubbed elbows with Johnny Carson. The famous comedian and host of The Tonight Show joined the Navy in June of 1943 and received his V-12 training at both Colombia University and Millsaps College.
It was not to be, however, as Daddy got his first denial letter. They do not detail the reason(s) for the denial, but I'm sure Daddy still felt like he could join the Air Corps.
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