At 64, conceived shortly after the big war ended, I am among the first of the baby boomers. Most of us males faced the draft. The "draft lottery" came too late for us.
IMO, the draft was a great equalizer. The poor and the well off were thrown together under the same living conditions. For some of us, it was a step or 2 up, for others, a step or 2 back.
Until the young of this and other nations learn what it is to serve, voluntarily or otherwise, we will continue to owe the greatest of debt to the generation that preceded me. Freedom isn't free, and most of us have done damn little to deserve it.