BROWSE STORIES

Bob, Texas, 1969. No. 323: Basic Training Chow Line

I graduated from KU in June of 1969. Local Board 47 in Independence, Kansas had me reclassified to I-A and drafted even before KU mailed my diploma to me. I was standing in a basic training chow line when I found out my lottery number was 323--talk about bad timing....

Randy, Kansas, 1969. Best Meal of My Life

I graduated in the spring of 1969. There was no lottery at that time. In the summer of that year I was instructed by my draft board to go to Kansas City for the physical. I can’t remember if we were bused over or took the train, but the induction center was...

Tim, Kansas, 1969. No. <100: Coast Guard No, Teaching Yes

I had considered but rejected applying for CO status (I philosophically endorsed WWII), and yet I objected to the Vietnam war. When I got a lowish (under 100) number, I also applied to the US Coast Guard (my option if Graduate School did not get me a deferment) but...