Like everyone I was listening for my number on the radio. I couldn’t believe my good luck. Over the next few days numbers were all anyone was talking about on campus (UF). I was glad of course but also sad for the fellows who did not do as well. In a way the guys with lower numbers were also lucky in that they knew they were going to war or leaving the country. The ones in the middle had to live with the uncertainty of their status for some time. I did not lose anyone that I knew personally to the war but some friends who came back were damaged. What a waste that war was and this war is.