Ware, Randall (1 May 1994). They took off for Canada and bummed around there for several months until my mil got pregnant-they came back, he served a weekend in the brig and shipped to basic within a week of him turning himself in. By late 1967, U.S. casualties in Vietnam had reached 15,058 killed and 109,527 wounded. 2. Ever wondered how the Vietnam draft actually worked? Local News Veteran drafted in Vietnam era served with Army Hometown News Center For 40 years, Mike Henry has been a fixture at the American Legion Post 5 in Jefferson City. Some of you might think this song is awesome … Before the lottery was implemented in the latter part of the Vietnam conflict, there was no system in place to determine order of call besides the fact that men between the ages of 18 and 26 were vulnerable to being drafted. But, sometimes eliminating the threat falls squarely on the shoulders of the sniper. The date of the last drawing for the lottery was on March 12, 1975. About 15,000 men a month have been drafted in the first six months of 1967. Registration with the Selective Service System was suspended on April 1, 1975, and registrant processing was suspended on January 27, 1976. Vietnam Draft Lottery Data Description. A draft held TODAY would use a lottery to determine the order of call. The future Meet the Press host discovered that Caputo had claimed to have been drafted into, and served in, the Army during the Vietnam war. Of the 2.5 million enlisted men who served during Vietnam, 80 percent came from poor or working-class families, and the same ratio only had a high school education. The first two variables define the birth date: M, the month (from 1 for January to 12 for December) and D, the day of the month. ... May 5 birthdays were assigned number 364 or would have been the 364group to be required to report. An individual’s chance of actually being drafted depends upon three things: size of draft calls, supply of nondeferred men in his local-board area and the youth’s own status as a deferred or nondeferred person. Draft resistance in the United States reached its peak during the Vietnam War. At the start of the war they were drafting age, oldest to youngest which had been standard Cold War policy between Korea and Vietnam. We’re combing through the history pages to find out just how birthdates and the Selective Service System mattered throughout the 20th century. At the time I was drafted in 1968 the lottery had not started yet, and I do not know that much about it. Any number that was 195 and lower was drafted at the time. Answer: Up. My fil was drafted in 1969 at age 19-my inlaws were married but didn't have children yet (they'd been married for 2 years already). It was a lottery supposed to be based on the month and day you were born. 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