On December 1, 1969, the first draft lottery since 1942 was held, at Selective Service National headquarters in Washington, D.C. President Nixon and Congress ended the draft in 1973. The third Vietnam draft lottery was on Aug. 5, 1971, for men born in 1952; in that year 95 birthdays were called up for compulsory service. There was also an aura of fear and nervousness about the whole business -- what if the war suddenly ramped up again? Apr 18   90 One thing seems clear: even the remaining deferments will not allow students to avoid the draft interminably or until the exemption age is reached. Jul 4    279 Requirements for registration varied over the decades, ranging from eligible age ranges beginning at 21 and eventually lowering to age 18. Jul 25   67 Oct 5    24 Jan 23   118 Feb 14   4 May 9    197 One (a fairly mild-mannered type) did get sent to Vietnam, the other (the bigger, beefier, more "gung-ho, I'll kick your ass" type) never left the US. Throughout the Vietnam era, the median education level of … Feb 3    297 Nov 3    348 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. It was also active in peace times between the latter two wars. Dec 2    328 Jan 5    101 Oct 8    283 Mar 12   300 Mar 11   136 Sep 20   63 Oct 23   201 Nov 11   46 May 30   103 The Selective Service System underwent a dramatic overhaul in 1969. Aug 9    106 Feb 6    347 The little balls with numbers on them were not sufficiently mixed up; if you were born in November or December, you were much more likely to go to Vietnam than if you were born in any of the other months. Results for Men Facing the Draft in 1971 . At what age … Jan 27   355 The highest lottery number called for this group was 195; all men as… None of the enlisted grades have an average age … Aug 4    145 Approximately 850,000 men were affected by the 1969 draft lottery. If he is 59 now, then he was born in 1953, so he was ~3 years too young at the time of the draft. Oct 19   241 Sep 24   195 Nov 27   47 Jun 28   222 Toby's Age/Vietnam Draft. Oct 20   192 My own father was of eligible age, but for most of the war he was granted an exemption from the draft because he was designing subs with. Also, when protesting the war, many young men burned their draft cards. Mar 4    275 Nov 26   309 The draft was hel d on December 1, 1969 for the 1970 calendar year and included those born between January 1, 1944, and December 31, 1950. Apr 24   2 Jan 15   17 Apr 8    312 Feb 9    338 Jan 14   238 Feb 11   150 Feb 13   152 Feb 29   285, MARCH Apr 1    32 Aug 23   116 Apr 13   124 Dec 28   123 All posts copyright their original authors. If canon fodder was needed they would be selected at random for 2 years service. Oct 6    87 His number was 365. They still are. For example, a man with a #131 was ordered to report for his physical exam in February 1970 and classified 1-A, then ordered to report for induction in May 1970. Sep 6    6 Lottery Numbers, by Birth Date, for Selective Service Lottery Held July 1, 1970. Those who managed to generate "other priorities" (Dick fucking Cheney) got out of serving. Jan 22   337 My dad also just turned 59, a few days ago. Jul 19   227 Jan 26   92 May 28   308 Jul 31   193, AUGUST A few friends of mine got exempted because they pretended to be gay. Fact: 2/3 of the men who served in Vietnam were volunteers. Apr 30   208, MAY Mar 24   258 This drawing determined the order of induction for men born between January 1, 1944 and December 31, 1950. The draft determined the “order of call” for 1970 for all men of draft age, which included all men born in the years 1944 through 1950. The draft lottery changed things. The first push to lower the voting age came during World War II.The Selective Training and Service Act of 1940 set the draft age range at 21-35, … Feb 1    86 Nov 14   127 Apr 22   316 Nov 5    310 Apr 14   231 U.S. troop involvement in Vietnam ended Aug. 15, 1973. – vartec Jun 11 '12 at 9:23. U.S. representative Alexander Pirnie draws the first capsule for the first Vietnam draft lottery (December 1, 1969). Of the 19 Harvard alumni who were killed, only 11 were in the age group subject to the Vietnam draft. It was also active in peace times between the latter two wars. 1969 lottery numbers for 19 year old men were called at a rate of 30 per month during the first half of 1970. What is the definition of a "combat soldier?" Nov 24   230 May 22   326 At first, men between the ages of 18 and 35 were called up and were required to serve three years if selected. The people in charge of the Selective Services randomly choose a birth date out of a capsule, 366 capsules for all of the days in a year. The draft originates in antiquity and sees people bound to serve in the military unless they have extenuating circumstances. Nov 8    97 Before the Vietnam-war build-up began in mid-1965, the average draftee was between the ages of 22 and 23. Jun 4    20 Aug 17   154 Dec 20   135 Apr 16   148 Aug 21   291 Mar 19   200 Jul 2   350 Mar 22   265 None of the enlisted grades have an average age … May 18   278 Aug 11   324 Jan 19   58 At two key points in American history, the draft was highly divisive and resulted in massive protests: the Civil War and Vietnam. Jun 7    85 In addition to WWII Draft Records, the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) in St. Louis, MO maintains Post-WWII through Vietnam Era Selective Service Records, for all men born before 1960. Apr 27   74 Posted on 11/25/2020 11/25/2020 by apho2018 11/25/2020 11/25/2020 by apho2018 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. Jan 9    194 Jan 13   318 It's a long story, but he made it out okay. Sep 1    225 The boards had quotas, and they had to supply a given number of bodies every month. I've searched through and haven't seen this, so I'll bring it up: in Angel Maintenance, Toby says that he had a higher number than the draft went to that year. May 14   178 Dec 23   162 Jun 21   60 Aug 30   333 Jan 7    306 The Vietnam War was one of the many wars in the 19th century that had a draft, but it was the last war to ever have a draft implemented during that time period. 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. The draft was essential to the country's efforts during World War II, and the last call came in 1972 during the Vietnam War. Dec 13   163 May 25   361 Sep 26   18 There were 366 blue plastic capsules containing birth dates placed in a large glass container and drawn by hand to assign order-of-call numbers to all men within the 18-26 age range specified in Selective Service law. Photo: Selective Service System. In my family, which lacks influence of any kind, several relatives have managed to serve while gaming the system to their advantage, even when drafted or holding bad numbers. May 17   112 Learn more details and find out ways to participate. Aug 24   36 It set up under the Union Army an elaborate … Dec 8    105 Mar 17   33 Apr 10   218 Aug 5    54 Apr 21   62 Mr. BlahLaLa was born in 1954 and when he graduated high school he enlisted in the navy in order to avoid the risk of being drafted into the army. Dec 30   3 Mar 14   354 Jun 3    301 Nov 23   182 Dec 21   70 Myth: The average age of an infantryman fighting in Vietnam was 19. Aug 28   167 President Lyndon B. Johnsonincreased the number of U.S. personnel in South Vietnam due to the political instability in the c… This drawing determined the order of induction for men born between January 1, 1944 and December 31, 1950. N69gives the results of the lottery held on December 1, 1969, for men born from 1944 through 1950. He did 2 tours in Vietnam, then spent another 20 years as career Army. Jul 21   27 Jun 10   206 Women burning the draft cards of their husbands and sons during an anti-war protest in 1968. May 1    330 Go figure. Mar 3    267 Jan 16   121 This determined the order in which men born in … With 30 numbers being drafted per month in 1970, May’s quota of 30 ended up drafting men with the numbers 121 through 150. p172 looks helpful: "By the summer of 1966 the draft used the following sequence, in descending order, to call men: delinquents, oldest first; volunteers up to age 26; single and married since 26 August 1965; 19 to 26 with oldest called first; men over 26, youngest … May 29   226 High number, less likely to be drafted. Mar 25   343 Jan 21   186 Jul 5    188 May 24   31 Mar 13   259 With radio, film, and TV coverage, the capsules were drawn from the container, opened, and the dates inside posted in order. Sep 13   175 May 6    155 The age group grew as the war went on, with the final draft covering those aged between 17 and 50 years. Mar 27   268 It differed from the North’s draft. Jun 20, 2018 - Explore Brenda Midolo's board "Vietnam draft era" on Pinterest. Jun 8    366 Feb 10   216 Oct 7    234 Buffeted by protests against the war and the unfairness of the draft system, which also took a disproportionate number of African-American men, President Richard Nixon sought to reform the draft. The last draft call took place in December 1972. Nov 4    266 During the Vietnam War, almost 80 percent of those who enlisted had high school diplomas, and the percentage was higher for draftees -- even though, at the time, only 65 percent of military-age males had a high school diploma. 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. Aug 19   311 Jan 8    199 From 1965 to 1972, over 15,300 national servicemen served in the Vietnam War, with 200 killed and 1,279 wounded. May 4    276 Feb 21   363 Apr 9    219 As well as helping ensure that Vietnam was largely fought by poor kids. Jun 19   104 However, men must still register for the draft even when the country is not at war. He was 6 ft. tall. Mar 2    29 Aug 18   141 Jun 20   360 Landscaping, gardening and the environment, Congressman Alexander Pirnie of New York drawing the first ball. Mar 23   256 Soldiers who actually participated in combat, or was it sufficient to have been deployed into Vietnam in a combat position? Jan 11   329 Aug 15   102 Join 6,466 readers in helping fund MetaFilter. The college deferment was the main way out of the draft, which had interesting effects on the academic world, when flunking out of school could very easily become fatal. Myth: The average age of an infantryman fighting in Vietnam was 19. Jul 27   289 Dec 16   96 For most of the war, all young men at age 18 were required to register for the draft. Oct 10   220 Feb 24   236 Forty years ago, on December 1, 1969, the first Vietnam draft lottery was held, which used birthdays to determine the random order in which young men would be chosen for military service in 1970. Sep 4    232 Sep 30   315, OCTOBER A draft held TODAY would use a lottery to determine the order of call. Oct 25   176 The others were from earlier classes and all, with the exception of two civilians and one who volunteered as an Army chaplain, had entered military service well before the Vietnam … Sep 29   151 Vietnam draft lottery focused on 19 year old men December 1, 1969 was the first draft lottery held since 1942, during World War II. Nov 25   132 Sep 12   242 Jan 1    305 Fact: Assuming KIAs accurately represented age groups serving in Vietnam, the average age of an infantryman (MOS 11B) serving in Vietnam to be 19 years old is a myth, it is actually 22. Nov 1    19 Sep 23   119 Apr 11   14 Assuming KIAs accurately represented age groups serving in Vietnam, the average age of an infantryman (MOS 11B) serving in Vietnam to be 19 years old is a myth, it is actually 22. Jun 29   353 How would YOU have done? Jan 25   52 Apr 20   345 President Nixon established a draft lottery in 1969 but stopped drafting military-age males in 1973 when the U.S. military became an all-volunteer force, but not before an estimated half million people avoided conscription. The local hard-rock FM radio station had a contest: the first guy to call in that could prove that he had lottery number 1 got a free one-way bus ticket to Vancouver. The table below the lottery numbers, by birth date, for the US Selective Service lotteries held from 1969 to 1972 (during the Vietnam war). What was minimum draft age during Vietnam war? That led to the socioeconomic bias mentioned above, and eventually to the lottery. Nov 29   99 There were 366 blue plastic capsules containing birth dates placed in a large glass container and drawn by hand to assign order-of-call numbers to all men within the 18-26 age range specified in Selective Service law. During the Vietnam Era, draft-age Americans who left the country to avoid military service were called _____. Jul 12   15 The military is surprisingly strict about the medical conditions of those … Jul 29   270 Throughout the Vietnam era, the median education level of … Aug 26   245 Apr 12   346 Sep 18   246 Dec 12   314 Dec 11   39 Oct 4    202 Mar 1    108 Aug 12   142 Feb 7    91 2/3 of the men who served in World War II were drafted.Approximately 70% of those killed in Vietnam were volunteers. Lottery Numbers, by Birth Date, for Selective Service Lottery Held July 1, 1970. Mar 20   239 Feb 18   292 Dec 1    129 Dec 25   84 Sep 11   158 Oct 1    359 May 5    364 If he turned 59 recently, that means he was born in 1953. Dec 17   304 The Confederate states’ draft began in 1862, not too long after the war broke out. Jan 17   235 Jan 3    251 Jul 3   115 4. At what age … Mar 18   332 Oct 27   264 Jun 12   272 Local boards called men classified 1-A, 18-1/2 through 25 years old, oldest first. Jul 14   331 Sep 9    263 Covid-19 Rewatch. Jan 18   140 Oct 15   171 The final lottery drawing was held March 1, 1975. Jul 24   23 Dec 14   26 JANUARY The others were from earlier classes and all, with the exception of two civilians and one who volunteered as an Army chaplain, had entered military service well before the Vietnam buildup began. Feb 8    181 Mar 10   323 So if roughly less than 10% of that generation served (The Veteran's Hour), that means it's pretty unlikely any person you meet on the street today from that generation will have been in Vietnam? Oct 3    244 May 15   130 Nov 20   185 Jul 15   322 I remember thinking at first that I was that they could draft high school kids, but upon reading the captions they were all very recent graduates who'd been drafted. Mar 29   362 Dec 26   173 Jan 10   325 Other friends took shitloads of drugs before they went to their physicals so that they could seem mentally ill. One of my cousins starved himself down to 120 lbs or whatever the weight cutoff was. posted by … Jul 9    277 Feb 28   299 Jul 11   248 Please note: Men born from March 29, 1957 – December 31, 1959 were not required to register with the Selective Service because the registration program was suspended when they would have reached age … Apparently his draft number was one in the final round of draft numbers called, but they never actually made it down to his. Feb 27   205 [citation needed] This state-administered system failed in practice and Congress passed the Enrollment Act of 1863, the first genuine national conscription law, replacing the Militia Act of 1862, which required the enrollment of every male citizen and those immigrants (aliens) who had filed for citizenship, between 20 and 45 years of age, unless exempted by the Act. In 1963, South Vietnamese generals seized power in Saigon in a coup. Mar 15   169 And as to how likely it was for someone to be drafted - that depended on a lot of factors; the year in question, whether they were married or had kids, whether they were doing something else for the war effort, etc. May 11   37 Help me plan a 3 month trip to Southeast Asia:... Do my visa plans for Asia make sense? We were scaling back in '71 and '72, so someone who was just 18 in '71 may have juuuuuust missed the cutoff. Oct 11   237 Dec 19   240 Not even all the reserves were sent - my dad was in the Marine Reserves during the peak of Vietnam, and to this day he's still baffled why he didn't end up getting sent over, but he didn't. The draft was essential to the country's efforts during World War II, and the last call came in 1972 during the Vietnam War. Jan 6    224 Oct 13   138 Nov 7    51 May 2    298 Jun 25   137 Mar 26   170 Sep 21   204 Dec 6    10 Answer: Around age 20, at least for the next 12 to 18 months, except for former college students, who usually are around 22 when their deferments end and the draft boards get them. Dec 9    43 Three other men who were of draft age during that era whom I worked with during the 1980s/90s escaped the draft by either having a high draft number or being enrolled in college. Aug 8    48 Apr 4    81 366 blue plastic capsules contained the birthdays that would be chosen in the first Vietnam draft lottery drawing on December 1, 1969. Sep 14   1 Feb 5    214 The first birth date drawn that night, assigned the lowest number, “001,” was September 14. Jul 16   120 Boards in well-off areas rounded up all the working-class kids, even if they had mild disabilities like being deaf in one ear (me). Jun 30   209, JULY May 26   357 Jan 24   59 Legal authority for a peacetime draft came from the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, signed by President Franklin Roosevelt in order to mobilize American civilian-soldiers in anticipation of entry into World War II. Mar 5    293 The way the draft works is as follows. On Dec. 1, … Dec 24   95 Although only 25 percent of the military force in the combat zones were draftees, the system of conscription caused many young American men to volunteer for the armed forces in order to have … Since students were deferred, kids who finished high school and went to work were much more likely to be taken. The Gala approaches! Jun 16   274 The highest lottery number drafted that year was 195. Oct 17   288 Jan 20   280 May 19   75 Jun 17   73 This determined the order in which men born in … Of the 19 Harvard alumni who were killed, only 11 were in the age group subject to the Vietnam draft. May 12   133 Nov 21   156 May 27   296 ( Note: 18 year olds required to register for the draft were issued “draft cards” and were required by law to carry that document with them at all time. Who Has to Register Aug 31   11, SEPTEMBER Oct 22   117 During the Vietnam Era, draft-age Americans who left the country to avoid military service were called _____. They fixed this for the next year's lottery. Feb 15   89 Jan 30   164 Myth: The common belief is the average age of an infantryman fighting in Vietnam was 19. Those who quit or graduated college (my brother) were also taken. Apr 7    147 Apr 17   260 May 16   55 Jun 26   22 Sep 15   113 Following Basic Combat Training (BCT) and Advanced Individual Training (AIT) a draftee might find himself in the Vietnam war zone as his first duty assignment, less than six months after entering BCT, commonly referred to as “Basic”. Oct 30   38 Draft Lottery results for the Vietnam War in 1969 1969 Draft Lottery during the Vietnam War Vietnam draft lottery focused on 19 year old men December 1, 1969 was the first draft lottery held since 1942, during World War II. HISTORY The Vietnam War Draft. Mar 7    122 Jul 17   98 Feb 2    144 How likely were you to be drafted during the Vietnam war if you were eligible? Congressman Alexander Pirnie of New York drawing the first ball. A draft changes the nature of national service because only a sub-set of citizens must serve. Jan 31   211, FEBRUARY Mar 9    317 The first “ping-pong ball” drawn by Congressman Alexander Pirnie of the House Armed Services Committee was September 14th. According to. Apr 28   262 Aug 25   286 Aug 27   352 Once again the issue of conscription provoked debate within the Australian community, with university students and other members of the community taking part in large anti-conscription and anti-Vietnam War demonstrations. Jul 26   303 See more ideas about vietnam draft, vietnam, vietnam war. Dec 31   100, Heavy artillery firing in the Vietnam War zone, I-A-0 Conscientious objector available for noncombatant military service only, I-C Member of the armed forces of the U.S., the Coast and Geodetic Survey, or the Public Health Service, I-D Member of reserve component or student taking military training, I-H Registrant not currently subject to processing for induction, I-0 Conscientious objector available for civilian work contributing to the maintenance of the national health, safety, or interest, I-S Student deferred by statute (High School), I-Y Registrant available for military service, but qualified for military only in the event of war or national emergency, I-W Conscientious objector performing civilian work contributing to the maintenance of the national health, safety, or interest, II-A Registrant deferred because of civilian occupation (except agriculture or activity in study), II-C Registrant deferred because of agricultural occupation, II-D Registrant deferred because of study preparing for the ministry, II-S Registrant deferred because of activity in study, III-A Registrant with a child or children; registrant deferred by reason of extreme hardship to dependents, IV-A Registrant who has completed service; sole surviving son, IV-D Minister of religion or divinity student, IV-F Registrant not qualified for any military service, IV-G Registrant exempt from service during peace (surviving son or brother), IV-W Conscientious objector who has completed alternate service contributing to the maintenance of the national health, safety, or interest in lieu of induction into the Armed Forces of the United States, V-A Registrant over the age of liability for military service. May 10   65 Apr 23   252 Vietnam Draft Lottery Fate of a Lifetime. The draft was abolished in 1973. 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). Nov 30   174, DECEMBER Jun 1    249 Women burning the draft cards of their husbands and sons during an anti-war protest in 1968. Back when I was still in high school (1977) and on the yearbook staff, I remember looking at some yearbooks from 1968-69 and seeing an "In Memoriam" section with photos of students who'd died in Vietnam. I don't know why I was under the mistaken impression that most would have served, instead of really just the opposite. Feb 19   25 Sep 10   71 Jul 18   190 A need for more manpower upon America’s deeper involvement in the Vietnam war in 1965, made President Johnson bring in conscription. Feb 20   302 Jan 12   221 Jul 6    327 The 2010 issue of Vietnam magazine revisits those days in the article, “Live from Washington, It’s Lottery Night 1969! May 31   313, JUNE The draft lottery proved to be unfair in another significant way. The table below the lottery numbers, by birth date, for the US Selective Service lotteries held from 1969 to 1972 (during the Vietnam war). The last military draft in the United States occurred during the Vietnam War. The Vietnam War draft was controversial because people who did not support the war and had no say in formulating war policy were nevertheless being forced to fight. Dec 18   128 Draft Lottery results for the Vietnam War in 1969, Mike Tomlin quotes as Steelers head coach. Sep 3    49 Jul 10   284 His two brothers, older by just a couple years got called, though. Jun 23   109 Nov 9    80 May 7    35 Feb 12   68 It was a sobering sight to see photos of such young faces in uniform (they looked nothing like the actors in, The Selective Service website has information about how the lottery worked and what the numbers were. Nov 13   126 This is a bit of a tangent and I'm on my phone, but it's worth mentioning that the 1969 lottery was unfair. Nov 18   146 Oct 16   254 Jul 13   42 Oct 24   196 The remaining variables give the draft lottery numbers assigned to the birthdays: 1. Oct 29   229 Congress approved the decision to establish a lottery and on Nov. 26, 1969 — just five days before the lottery — Nixon signed the measure into law. Jun 15   180 May 21   250 Feb 16   212 Nov 12   66 May 8    321 Results for Men Facing the Draft in 1971 . Aug 6    114 The draft in the Viet Nam era was a lottery, with low numbers being called first. May 23   319 Draftees could be under 21 (18 at the youngest), and at that time, nobody under the age of 21 was allowed to vote. Jun 9    335 May 3    40 The lottery of 1969 was conceived to address perceived inequities in the draft system as it existed previously, and to add more military personnel towards the Vietnam War. During season four, pre inauguration, he says he's 48, which means he was born in 1956. During the Korean War, the Selective Service began the policy … During the Vietnam War era, between 1964 and 1973, the U.S. military drafted 2.2 million American men out of an eligible pool of 27 million. Sep 7    8 Mar 8    213 Sep 19   177 Aug 29   61 Oct 28   94 Jun 24   358 The Vietnam draft lotteries took place at the cusp of the Information Age, and this timing could account for the wave of research focused on them, as contrasted with previous draft lotteries. Vietnam draft lottery ( December 1, 1944 and December 31, 1950 but registration is a question and site! 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