I can remember thinking, it’s just my luck to get a low number. You have a whole different perspective about the war when it goes from watching it on TV to the reality that you can be in the front line fighting for your life. I ended up enlisting in the Army. Became a military policeman and correctional officer and completed my service at Ft. Leavenworth, KS at the US Disciplinary Barracks. While serving at the USDB , Lt. William Calley was one of our prisoners.
[Ed. note: Lt. Calley was convicted of murder in March 1971 regarding his role in the events at My Lai in 1968. He was later transferred to house arrest at Ft. Benning where he served about 3 1/2 years]