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twilight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 05:25 PM
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7. you've got it right
yes, you are right!

You've jarred my memory here and yes, it was easy at first to get the student deferments, but after awhile it wasn't so easy.

Also, many could not afford to go to college just like now and many did not want to go to college either.

It was indeed later in the war that they came up with the lottery. If I remember right, it was the first 150 or so numbers that came up that had to worry about being drafted.

Unfortunately, my brother that enlisted before the lottery drew a number in the high 200s and he wouldn't have been drafted. However, he cut himself a good deal with the Airforce and he got all sorts of training and he never left the USA. So, thats the story best I can remember.

Hope this helps!
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