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I don't think that's actually correct. About 1/3 of them were drafted.
by asdf on Fri Sep 5th, 2008 at 09:34:27 PM EST
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 I guess it just FEELS like most of them were drafted.

More's the shame, then.

Then again, propaganda works wonders.

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by Maryscott OConnor (myleftwing@gmail.com) on Fri Sep 5th, 2008 at 09:44:46 PM EST
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A fair amount of those two/thirds that enlisted did so knowing that they would be drafted soon enough and by enlisting had some options that draftees didn't have.

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by NearlyNormal on Sat Sep 6th, 2008 at 01:33:10 AM EST
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I was about to make that point. For many, like myself, my brother, and everyone else I knew for that matter, there really was no choice.  Either enlist, try for officer status or get drafted. The joke in college was "A, B, C, D, Nam." I graduated, then went to Nam.

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by Gringo (stargazing camel at aoldotcom) on Mon Sep 8th, 2008 at 01:17:26 PM EST
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