US sends draft notices to 1800s men http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-28268638
The agency responsible for maintaining and updating the data which allows the United States government to theoretically the maintain operational capability of conscripting its citizens for military service recently made a slight error.
An operative with the Selective Service System, an independent Federal agency with responsibility for maintaining the draft process, inadvertently entered the digit ‘8’ instead of ‘9’ when selecting those who were to be send letters warning them to register with the System. The vast majority of respondents (listed as having been born in 1889, instead of 1989) had died years previously, ironically most of whom had already served in at least one major conflict which the US had been party to in the twentieth century!
Without maligning veterans, in most Hollywood depictions of mankind battling long dead zombie hordes, the writers probably never imagined the SSS trying to ‘raise’ their own army of the undead!