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  •  I still have mine too, from 1971 (8+ / 0-)

    4F here.

    I burned cigarette holes in mine....didn't burn the whole thing, just a couple of holes to show that I didn't like it, the bravado of an 18-year-old, but without the courage to go all the way.

    My number was 125. I was told to expect to go in for a physical that spring. Fortunately my parents (who were radically against the war) pulled some strings with my pediatrician...I had 2 seizures at age nine. The doc didn't want to do it at first, but it's great to have articulate parents. They laid plans for me to make the run 150 miles to Canada if their plan failed. I didn't like either option.

    Looking back at that era, and applying that to what we've gone through in the past 10 years, a universal draft might just have nipped Dubya's 2 wars in the bud. Now we just assume that there will be an endless supply of cannon fodder, but "our" kids needn't worry about it.

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