CHAPTER 509

STATE OF DELAWARE EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, Public Law 51 provides in Section 6 (c) (2) A that in any case in which the Governor of any State determines that the authorized strength of any organized unit of the National Guard cannot be maintained by enlistment or appointment (1) of persons who are not liable for training and service under such Act or (2) of persons who served honorably on active duty between September 16, 1940, and June 24, 1948 for a period of 90 days or more but less than 12 months in the Army, the Air Force, the Navy, the Marine Corps, the Coast Guard, the Public Health Service, or the Armed Forces of any country allied with the United States in World War II prior to September 2, 1945; and

WHEREAS, Public Law 51 provides that after such a determination by the Governor of any State and the issuance of a Proclamation to that effect, any person who, prior to attaining the age of 18 years and six months, and prior to the issuance of orders for him to report for induction, enlists or accepts appointment in any such organized unit shall be deferred from training and service under such Act so long as he continues to serve satisfactorily as a member of such organized unit;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of the State of Delaware, in accordance with Public Law 51, 82nd Congress and by virtue of the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Delaware, in order that the Delaware National Guard may discharge its responsibility to the security of the Nation, do hereby determine and proclaim that the authorized strength of certain organized units of the Delaware National Guard cannot be maintained through the enlistment or appointment of persons referred to in Sec. 6 (c) (2) A of Public Law 51.

AND I HEREBY direct the Adjutant General of Delaware to maintain a current list of those organized units of the Delaware National Guard which have not reached or cannot be maintained at their authorized strengths as designated from time to time by the Adjutant General under my direction.

I also invite young men from the age of 17 to 18 years and six months to enlist in those organized units of the Delaware National Guard which are not at authorized strength and thus meet their obligation of service to their country while at the same time they continue their education or employment.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of the State of Delaware, have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Delaware to be affixed at Dover, this First day of December, in the year of Our Lord, One Thousand Nine Hundred and Fifty-one, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the One Hundred and Seventy-sixth.

(GREAT SEAL)

By the Governor:

ELBERT N. CARVEL

HARRIS B. McDOWELL, Jr., Secretary of State.