ARMY CUTS POINTS TO STAY IN STATES
September 24 & 25, 1945
36 POINTS ON V-J DAY REQUIRED TO PREVENT SHIPMENT FROM STATES _
By the Associated Press
WASHINGTON-- THE WAR DEPT. SUNDAY LOWERED THE SCREENING SCORES FOR SHIPMENT OF OFFICERS AND ENLISTED MEN OVERSEAS, SAYING IT MADE ANOTHER 300,000 INELIGIBLE FOR SUCH DUTY.
THE NEW SCORES DO NOT APPLY TO REGULAR ARMY PERSONNEL AND TO VOLUNTEERS FOR OVERSEAS DUTY.
ENLISTED MEN WILL NOT BE SENT OVERSEAS IF THEIR POINT SCORE WAS 36 POINTS as of September 2 or they are 37 years of age, or if their age is 34 and they have one year or more of service.
For officers it is 48 points, or 45 points - 40 years of age for medical officers.
Members of the Women's Army Corps will no longer be sent overseas.
More than 400 men originally scheduled to sail aboard the Neshoba were taken from the shipment because they had 45 points.