At the time of the draft I was a graduating senior at the University of Florida, so I had student deferment. My roommates and I listened to the draft on the radio and my birthday came up at No. 221. At that time, I did not know what to make up of my chances–all I knew was that I was going to have deferment until my graduation date in June 1970. I sweated my chances through the remainder of the year and was very happy when I finally knew that I would not be called to serve.
It’s interesting how no one ever forgets their lottery number, after all the years that have passed!