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  •  I remember the relief my parents felt when my then (6+ / 0-)

    18 yr. old middle brother drew #366 in the 1969 draft lottery. They already had one unfortunate son, my eldest brother, over there.
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    Father Time remains undefeated.

    by jwinIL14 on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 04:16:23 AM PST

    •  I can appreciate your parent's relief (5+ / 0-)

      having raised a son myself.  The end of the Vietnam war was also the end of the draft.  

      Thanks for the video as the music and the images take me right back...

      As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy

      by JaxDem on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 04:37:35 AM PST

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    •  My number was 364 (3+ / 0-)
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      My number in the lottery turned out to be 364 but by the time I knew that enlistment for Warrant Officer Flight School had been made and I was happily singing "I want to be an Airborne Ranger. I want to go to Viet Nam. I want to kill old Charlie Cong". Brainwashed to the max and in flight school at the same time and just north of the Texas Base where Bush Jr. was hiding out from Nam with the Texas National Guard.

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