I registered with my local draft board on March 21, 1969. I was a full-time student at UCLA and consequently was classified II-S. My lottery number was 189. Like many students my age I was opposed to the war, but I was far from radical and believed in working within the system for change. At some point in 1971, I and many of my friends learned that no new draftees would be called up for that year so we wrote to our draft boards renouncing our II-S deferments and requesting immediate reclassification to I-A. The year closed without being called and on January 31, 1972 I was reclassified 1-H.