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- From: richard lewis <rlewistx(--nospam--at)juno.com>
- Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2001 10:35:08 -0500
How coincidental, Stan!Though that lottery occurred when I was but 12 years of age (summer of '70), I vividly remember watching the first birthdate going up (they put big stickers with the dates on them in numbered spaces on a big board).The first date selected was...September 14th--MY BIRTHDAY!!!!Well, I was only 12, but the Vietnam Conflict had been going on as long as I could remember, and I saw no reason to expect that it wouldn't continue to be so. And I just KNEW that as soon as I turned 18 in five years and a little change from that time, I would belong to UNCLE!
Fortunately, we went to the All-Volunteer Force by the time I turned 18 years old, and all I had to worry about was going to the sleepy little selective service office and registering at that time!Yes, 1970 was a memorable one, even for one primarily occupied with the process of puberty as I was at that time!
William L. Polhemus, Jr., P.E.
Polhemus Engineering Company
From: Caldwell, Stan [mailto:scaldwell(--nospam--at)halff.com]
Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2001 4:26 PM
Dear Youthful Scott:
Just then, Nixon's first draft lottery occurred, and my birthday gloriously placed me at #322 in the draft queue and thereby kept me out of Viet Nam.
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