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Krip  (Student)

Jul 10, 2011, 3:09 PM
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Good morning Gentlemen.


I'm so Old that I can't even remember they if they had a lottery.

I just thought a classificaion# and registration number was all that was required. My first classification was 1SH.Wink

Anyone still remember their lottery number from almost back in the day and where they were when they learned "the number".

We googled the subject last night they even had some news videos on YoutubeCool. It was to late to get started.

Damn I can read a hell of a lot faster than I can type, don't have to worry about spellings nazi's, grammer, proof reading or ramblingShockedSly


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nebug  (C 7042)

Jul 10, 2011, 3:24 PM
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December 1, 1969 - the number was ---------27
Two years later was in Pleiku, Republic of Vietnam (not having a very good time, though - mix up at the tourist bureau probably).


(This post was edited by nebug on Jul 10, 2011, 3:26 PM)


JerryBaumchen  (D 1543)

Jul 10, 2011, 5:49 PM
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Hi Krip,

I was in & out long before they came up with that 'game.'

One of the guys I went to college with, who was in ROTC & owed Uncle Sammy 5 yrs of active duty, got #366. Crazy

JerryBaumchen


Divalent  (C 40494)

Jul 10, 2011, 6:17 PM
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JohnRich  (D License)

Jul 10, 2011, 6:26 PM
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Number 46 from 1971. I was screwed. Newborn son in July 72, draft notice received one month later, reported for induction one month after that. That's quite an abrupt lifestyle change...
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Krip  (Student)

Jul 10, 2011, 9:47 PM
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HI

I was a REMF air force puke draft dodger etc. Never saw the "Letter you posted"

Every hear the story from almost back in the day about the Stolen C-130. 1969

http://www.bing.com/...amp;src=IE-SearchBox

Damn the clicky thiing wouldn't workFrown I'm oldTongue but you can see my search criteria. so if your interested do your own search.

The crew chief stole the daamn airplane and didn't bring it backShocked "Thats gov't property son do you know how long its going to pay for that bird"Crazy

If you read the the results you'll see there were two versions of what happened to the bird. No doubt that we splashed him.

Two much time away from his wife. The whole squadren was close to that point. Officers dancing on the bar in the O club wearing noting but foot gearShocked

Enlisted swine threatening to burn down the Enlisted swine club.Mad

Can we keep this quite (like mature adults) and see how much traffic we get on this lottery thing.

I'm old, and If this thread ends up in SC Frown I'm doomed, doomed I tell youWink I decline the wonderful opputunity to go there.Pirate

I've tried my best to keep politics, guns etc out of the subject. It's part of the histroy we all shared when us old farts were "Yutes"Wink

I know unrealstic expectationsBlush

R.I,P,


jdobleman  (D 7790)

Jul 10, 2011, 11:57 PM
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You already know I was #2. Any #1's out there?

madjohn


mjosparky  (D 5476)

Jul 11, 2011, 2:26 AM
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In reply to:
Hi Krip,

I was in & out long before they came up with that 'game.'

One of the guys I went to college with, who was in ROTC & owed Uncle Sammy 5 yrs of active duty, got #366. Crazy

JerryBaumchen

Like you Jerry, in 1964 out 1968.

Sparky


davidlayne  (D 3102)

Jul 11, 2011, 2:57 AM
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Was drafted in 1967 before the lottery. Spent a year in RVN.


jimmytavino  (A 3914)

Jul 11, 2011, 3:34 AM
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sure do..Unsure

i was in college... it was early 1972...

"student deferments" had been eliminated....
i lived on a floor in a dorm, which had mostly upperclassmen,,, but there were 5 or 6 freshmen, all of whom would be affected by the lottery draw......

one by one birthdays and corresponding lottery #'s came up... one guy got something in the low 300's most of the others were in the high 200's...THEY all went to the Rathskeller to celebrate

Me????? Unimpressed I waited it out....
Unimpressed well MY birthday came up # 16... Go Figure !!!!

i was healthy, in decent shape, Quite likely to PASS a pre-induction physical,,, and NERVOUS....

Really preferred to STAY in school.....
anyway I received a notice to report for that physical in NYC, sometime in sept...

wrote back to say.. "i'm in college, 375 miles AWAY... can't make it." they responded, Ok sit tight.. we'll re-schedule you to someplace in Buffalo.... Then in Dec of '72 got the new notice, borrowed a roommates van,, drove into rochester. where they put us on a bus to Buffalo.. and bascially spent the rest of the day "Qualifying" for induction....
Was classified 1A. went back to school.. to wait for the draft notice... Within ONE month,,,, Nixon "ended" the draft.... and i was never called...
I had started jumping in sept of '72 and so was happy to finish college and to continue jumping.... AS A CIVILIAN !!!ShockedCoolSmile
often wondered about what things would have been like.. IF i HAD been drafted......Unimpressed

jt


jonstark  (D 8298)

Jul 11, 2011, 4:02 AM
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#5

but the draft ended before they called me up... Whew!

jon


jimartle

Jul 11, 2011, 9:18 AM
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Jan 1970 #36. March 1970, broke my arm on the Parafoil, got a steel plate and a medical deferrment. 3 months later, I was jumping again, and they never called me up


Krip  (Student)

Jul 11, 2011, 9:34 AM
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In reply to:
Hi Krip,

I was in & out long before they came up with that 'game.'

One of the guys I went to college with, who was in ROTC & owed Uncle Sammy 5 yrs of active duty, got #366. Crazy

JerryBaumchen

Like you Jerry, in 1964 out 1968.

Sparky

Hello Gentlemen

GOOD MORNING DZ.COM ( robin williams name that movie)

Jerry and Sparky and the rest of you sweet young things.

I'm still doing my independent research on The internet and there are lots of incorrect info. I know it's the internet but I'm still Shocked.

There were lots of ways to dodge the draft without bugging out. All of my peers in the air force were draft dodgers. I'm a draft dodger and want credit for itMad One guy was only 17yo barely legal to drink when Johnny came marching home from the war. He was a very young confused draft dodger, but even he could find Air force.

I can not tell a lie I only did 3 yr's and 9 month's 66-70. No I didn't bug out, desert, make excuses. Recieve the scarlet double letter DD.

I did get a DD214 good as goldSmile

There were rulesSmile and some people still try and tell me "the rules are the rules" but a GI knows the real deal knew real deal.Sly

Think a polish 2S deferment on the back sideSly

I'm so old and confusedFrown Whine whine whine, Stop picking on me, make them stop picking on me whine whine whine. Smile

Please no politic's, religion or spelling, grammer nazi's. Respect our young brothers that weren't as lucky as us. I like getting olderSmile

I still remember the pics of some of the golden knights on the inside back cover in their PR pic of the parachutist that got sent back to their units and never came homeFrown

R.I.P.

FWIW my bosses first name starts with a K + rip =
KripSmile TMIFrown


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bozo  (D 10154)

Jul 11, 2011, 2:27 PM
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Number 4 summer 1971

Greetings James Bozarth !


JerryBaumchen  (D 1543)

Jul 11, 2011, 3:50 PM
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Hi Krip,

Like Sparky & you, I did my time: 3 yrs 10 mos 24 days in the good old USAF; who could forget? BTW Enlisted in '59 & out in '63.

I was very fortunate in that I was in & out before VN got cooking. Had it been later, I would have gone if called; that's the type of person that I am.

But I'm very glad that it was peacetime for me.

JerryBaumchen

PS) I, like a lot of folks, lost a good friend over there; but that is war and it is never nice. I have the utmost respect for those who had to face it.


(This post was edited by JerryBaumchen on Jul 11, 2011, 3:53 PM)


mjosparky  (D 5476)

Jul 11, 2011, 5:04 PM
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Like Sparky & you, I did my time: 3 yrs 10 mos 24 days in the good old USAF; who could forget?

Jerry,

I was not in the USAF, I was a Navy Corpsman. In 1967/68 I was attached to Second Battalion Third Marines in South Viet Nam, Republic of. I got to tour all the hot spots, Hue, A Shau Valley and Khe Sanh. A good time was had by all. Unsure

Sparky

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muff528  (D 17609)

Jul 14, 2011, 9:16 AM
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#315 in the 1st lottery + student deferment. Can't remember the classification (maybe 2-S?). Then from ~1970 till the end of the draft I was 1-A but was never called.


Faicon9493  (D 9493)

Jul 17, 2011, 5:04 AM
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I remember this like it was yesterday. My number was 348. My best friend's number was 1. Fortunately for him, an injury from his high school football days saved his bacon.


kd5xb  (Student)

Jul 17, 2011, 5:40 AM
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In reply to:
Jerry,

I was not in the USAF, I was a Navy Corpsman. In 1967/68 I was attached to Second Battalion Third Marines in South Viet Nam, Republic of. I got to tour all the hot spots, Hue, A Shau Valley and Khe Sanh. A good time was had by all. Unsure

Sparky

GOD BLESS YOU, SPARKY!

Earl
USMC 77-81
USAF 83-99 (RET)

I was in the first year that didn't get lottery numbers. I was class 1H, which meant "holding". However, I DO remember my draft card numbers, even though the Marine Drill Instructors took them away from me and I never saw them again -- 41 35 54 0390


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Krip  (Student)

Sep 26, 2011, 5:25 AM
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GOOD MORNING DZ. COM!!!!!!!

"Robin Williams"

I actually found some news video's of the free lottery number system. Shocked

The draft board or who it was sure dressed funny back then. Cheap suits ties and women wearing dress's and funny hairdooo's.

I'm not sureWink if the current, paid lottery system $$$ would accept the low stds set for the free system

I was expecting numbered ping pong balls, a air machine mixing the balls up in a random manner etc etc.
That wasn't the way it was done "almost back in the day".

To be continued at a later date. Sly

R.

FWIW this is not a bump, or a DB cooper groupie travel log from a recent trip to forida.Crazy

I'm not complaining in any way. I sent the Green Hat a PM and told him what was going on and they allow it to continue. Cool

So whats good for the golden gooseWink

What time is it? Damn it's time to clock out and go homeSmile Hate posting on my own timeLaugh


MikeRipcord  (C 8021)

Oct 16, 2011, 5:04 PM
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Lottery????? I didn't even get a ticket. I was across the pond when that contest started, but they gave me a number there. The Big Red One. (2d Bn (Mech) 2d Inf) Dau Tieng and the Michelin.


MikeRipcord  (C 8021)

Oct 16, 2011, 5:16 PM
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Since we may have vets of a certain age and era reading this thread, listen up!!!!

The US VA has attributed ISCHEMIC HEART DISEASE to Agent Orange.

If you have heart problems get checked out, and if it shows disease FILE a CLAIM thru tour County Veteran Service Officer, The DAV, VFW American Legion etc.

The only burden of proof you have is that 1.) You served in Viet nam and 2.) You have ischemic Heart disease. (To my knowledge, approx 87% of all heart disease is Ischemic in nature.)


Krip  (Student)

Oct 16, 2011, 7:38 PM
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Hi Mike

And all vets and their families.

11/11/11 is veterans day this year.

I don't know what the odds are of this happening again, but I'm glad to have lived long enough to see it, and sorry for those vets that missed it.

R.


JerryBaumchen  (D 1543)

Oct 17, 2011, 6:44 PM
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Hi Krip,

Quote:
11/11/11 is veterans day this year.

And a number of companies are again doing freebies for vets; one being Applebee's which will be doing a free meal.

JerryBaumchen


Krip  (Student)

Oct 17, 2011, 8:09 PM
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In reply to:
Hi Krip,

Quote:
11/11/11 is veterans day this year.

And a number of companies are again doing freebies for vets; one being Applebee's which will be doing a free meal.

JerryBaumchen

Hi Mr Baumchen

Thanks for the reminder, I also carry a copy of my DD 214 in my wallet in case i stop by home depot or lowes, for their 10% dicount. Available 365 days/yr based on my personnel experience. If you askSly

FWIW there are some people I address as Mr, because they have earned my respect, your one of them.

But in the big picture showing my respect really doesn't mean squat except to Number one. MeWink

FWIW I stumbled on the 11/11/11 date by accident due to a Dr's appt. Enjoy the triple 11's on vets dayCool

R.


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