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The Chickenhawk Hall of Shame


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name:
Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra
rank:
Chickenhawk First Class with Distinguished Fleeing Cross
date-of-birth:
December 12, 1915
home state:
New Jersey
missed opportunity:
World War Two
excuse:
Punctured eardrum
preferred activity:
Crooning to bobby soxers
occupation:
Entertainer
 
On December 11, 1943, Frank Sinatra faced the Draft Board the day before his 28th birthday. For the next 55 years, his fawning public believed he wasn't drafted because he had a punctured ear drum. Years later, declassified FBI reports said he was determined to be "not acceptable material from a psychiatric standpoint."