James, Georgia, 1969. No. 071: Serving at Walter Reed

Prior to 1966 my draft board was constantly re-classifying me I-A even with good grades and school certifications of attendance.  So being from a military family anyway, I joined senior Army ROTC at the University of Georgia and thus eliminated the draft board’s...

Thomas, South Carolina, 1969. No. 210: Major Dividing Line

A friend from my small home town had been killed in Nam in 1967. I was afraid of the draft and the coming lottery, so I kept a diligent eye on my grades. My roommates at the University of Georgia and I gathered in our Benton Apartment in front of a small TV and...

Al, Georgia, 1969. Silence Stalked the Porch

I wasn’t subject to the draft because I had already served three years in the Marines before I started at UGA in 1966. But I was very aware of the draft because quite a few of my classmates were in law school simply to obtain a deferral, which I thought was not a...

Jimmy, Georgia, 1969. No. 211: Nothing Fair About It

Yes, remember those days very vividly! I graduated from UGA in 1969 and started working at Macon Jr. College as an Instructor. My draft board in Cairo, Ga. (my hometown) said I had to go serve. I moved my draft status to Macon, Ga. where I was living and appealed the...

Johnny, Georgia, 1969. No. 220: Three Friends And A Corvair

I was living in a small trailer with two roommates who were also my classmates in the School of Pharmacy. The evening of the lottery my roommate Fred S. (from Dublin, now in Albany) had the only car – an early and very shabby Corvair. My other roommate was...

Ronnie, Georgia, 1969. No. 353: Sleeping Through The Numbers

I was a student at the University of Georgia and I remember watching the show with my roommate Larry. Larry pulled a low number and the next day signed up for the Marines reserves. I remember the long list of numbers being called and finally I drifted off and was...