Graduated from KU in June, 1969. Went home to St. Louis area and went to work. Got a notice (don’t remember when in 1969) to report to the St. Louis (Missouri) Army Depot for a "pre-induction physical". Got on a bus near where I lived and got a ride to the Army Depot. Not altogether clear about the series of events at the AD. I think I remember taking some type of paper and pencil test. Next I was sent to a series of medical specialists who examined my heart (BP etc.), my lungs, probably just listened, my skin, and finally my bones and muscles.
I had injured my right knee playing football in high school (1964). Had surgery (1964) to repair cartilage and ligament. Re-injured same knee in 1965 playing basketball in high school. Went to KU in 1965.
Back to 1969 physical. Orthopedic specialist said: "The army doesn’t want to have to pay for more surgeries for you". I failed the physical. Got another notice to have a second "pre-induction physical" and failed again. So went my lottery experience.