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...

Mike, Georgia, 1969. No. 007: Knew What To Do

I remember this as if it was yesterday. I went to my favorite watering hole in Athens, GA to watch the first ever lottery while enjoying $.25 pitchers. The only problem was, I did not get there until they were already on number 11. As I watched the numbers go by and...

Wayne, New Jersey, 1969. No. 302: Remembering Major Herbert

I graduated high school in 1966 and I entered UGA in the fall of ’66, met my wife-to-be Patricia and enrolled in the UGA Army ROTC program. I had intended to make a career in the Army as a pharmacist in the Medical Service Corps after I graduated from the UGA...

Garnett, Georgia, 1969. No. 265: Safe Again

By 1969 I was not too concerned about the draft. I had been called up in 1966, prior to the huge build-up in ‘Nam, and reported for my physical in Ft. Jackson, SC. We had gone through all the physicals except for vision when the Sgt in charge told everyone who...