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Thread #147475   Message #3417870
Posted By: Joe Offer
10-Oct-12 - 09:31 PM
Thread Name: BS: Is Doonesbury going too far?
Subject: RE: BS: Is Doonesbury going too far?
No, Bobert - there was only one number assigned to his date of birth, and it was far too high for him to get drafted. The deferments were moot once the lottery came into effect (unless he had a low draft number). Thinking that he manipulated his date of birth to skip the draft, would be as absurd as some of the stuff the "birthers" have tried.

When I left the seminary, I knew my number had already been called. If I had stayed in, I would not have been subject to the draft.