At the time of the draft, I was a senior at UNC and planning to get married and go to graduate school after graduation. I had mixed emotions about the war, but would have served if I had been unlucky with the lottery. My friends and I were all sweating the lottery and hoping we would get lucky. As it turned out, my number was in the 240’s…I did get lucky although I often wonder what a stint in the military would have done for me or to me.
I graduated in May, was married soon after and entered graduate school in the fall. I have had a great life and have been blessed with a great family.
I think the present system of voluntary military service is very unfair. On the other hand, I’m glad my son doesn’t have to worry about the draft.