I was lucky. I was in college with the usual deferment. I got a "good" number. So the draft did not affect me. Oddly enough, almost all my close high school buddies and my four college roommates had high numbers. In fact, I was the lowest of the high numbers. The lowest number had a religious deferment, as he was going to seminar after graduation. The next lowest was a physics major. After basics, they sent him to radar school. So he spent his weekdays at SUNY and the weekends in Jersey manning a radar station. I knew very few guys who went to Nam and even fewer who died in Nam. I knew no one who evaded the draft.