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PFC Jeston C. Whittington and the Sullivan Law (Saving Private Ryan)

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    How the law worked in reality. (A real "Saving Private Ryan" situation.)

    This law, ( The Sullivan Law), saved the remaining brothers of PFC Jeston Clifford Whittington. They were deferred from combat duty as a result.
    As the remaining oldest son, his brother, J. Howard was attached to a stateside Medical Corps, then later recieved his B.S. in Chemistry under the G.I. bill and had a 40 career in pharmaceutical industry.

    Saving Private Ryan - Facts Behind the Story

    J. Howard Whittington was drafted into service 4 months after Jeston Clifford's KIA death and deferred to stateside service.

    Enlistment Record for Pvt. J. Howard Whittington, US Army. (The real "Ryan" in "Saving Private Ryan")

    NARA - AAD - Display Full Records - Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938 - 1946 (Enlistment Records) .

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    Pvt. J. Howard Whittington (honorably discharged in 47' with the rank of Corporal), his older brother was PFC Jeston C. Whittington.

    PFC Jeston C. Whittington(ASN: 34596505), United States Army, 1st Cavalry Division, 82nd FAB Batt.A
     
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