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At 01:20 PM 5/11/04 +0200, Daniel Ridings wrote: >I won the lottery (got number 271 ... I wonder why I'll never forget >that). He never did say what he thought if I got a lower number. But you >should have seen his face beam the next time I met him. We both had >followed the bingo-lottery on the radio. My draft number was 317 and my ROTC papers were there to be signed. I sat down with my retired-Army father and had a really great talk with him over this, a relative rarity between us. Dad finally suggested that I do what I thought best so, of course, I signed up for ROTC and ended up missing Viet-Nam by a matter of months. I ended up with four years active duty, four in the National Guard, and twelve in the Army Reserve and retired as a telephone Colonel. But, then, no one in my family has ever been drafted; we are the idiots who volunteer. (I even have a third-great-grandfather who fought through the Revolution and who then signed up again in the War of 1812 at age 73 or the like; they issued him a rifle and had him on guard duty for three years.) I was in college from 1968 until 1972 so I was there during the Kent State protests and the like. Marc email@example.com FAX: +540/343-7315 Cha robh b?s fir gun ghr?s fir!