See the link to a USA today calculator to see if you would have been drafted in 1969. I had 316, and I freaked out and joined up in April. I put my birthday in to this calculator, and it said I wouldn't have been picked. It also said if it(my birthday) had been one day earlier, I would have been taken. Now that's freaky. Don't regret enlisting,had an interesting four years, and never had to dodge bullets.
Post by I Fishhead on Nov 11, 2019 23:37:08 GMT -5
I was sweating it. My older brother Mike survived 67 - 68 with two Purple Hearts and the siege of Khe Sanh. I remember him telling me that his worst fear was that my brother Tim or I would have to go. I got lucky and the clock ran out for me just in time.
"The Vietnam draft ended by June of 1973, but for the next three years the lotteries continued. In some cases potential draftees were called for physicals, but more frequently were classified as 1-H and never reported for duty."