Yet I wasn't drafted in 1972 when I was #32---know why--it was an election year--see where the cynicism come from?
First year there was no 2S deferment--how convenient for Kissinger/Nixon to get reelected.
So along came the National Guard of 1972--seven years worth--while I was 1H for seven years and didn't join up.
Here in Illinois, Quincy was the only National Guard unit to go to Vietnam.
When you come up I-55 North of Springfield, there's a rest area at mile marker 109 that flies a POW-MIA flag on both sides of the Interstate.
With names of soldiers who didn't make it back and are unaccounted for.
Btw, I do belong to our Sons of American Legion--I love the old guys .