Erroneous SSS Mailing to 19th Century Males

Donald Triplett III filed this request with the Selective Service System of the United States of America.


From: Donald Triplett III

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

All documents, including (but not limited to) correspondence, memos, a copy of the mailing, and any contacts/inquiries/complaints received by the Selective Service System, regarding a June 30th mailing sent out to 14,215 Pennsylvania males born during 1893-1897.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Donald Triplett III

From: Selective Service System

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: Selective Service System

A copy of documents responsive to the request.