The lottery made me appreciate the random nature of things. I volunteered for the infantry and the Rangers and served overseas for 4+ wonderful fun-filled years. I thought I owed the country at least that much. Some gave a whole lot more. There isn’t a day that I don’t think about them and see their faces. That’s all there is to tell. No chickenshit lies to the draft board, no coward’s road trip to Canada, no Woodstock.