I entered graduate school at UW-Madison in Fall, 1967, and was married in the summer of 1968. A wedding present from Uncle Sam was a low draft number and induction proceedings started the next year, I think. My physical didn’t exclude me (Darn!) but when I went before my draft board, they agreed to let me finish my graduate degree as long as I continued to teach as a T. A. during each semester. The Biochemistry Department worked with me to ensure I met their stipulations, and I was given a "Teaching Deferment" for which I and my wife are eternally grateful! Thank you, Wisconsin!

I now have two successful and very productive adult children with families of their own, and three grandchildren, who are just starting on their life’s journeys. That war and the draft could very likely have prevented any of that. When will we learn that it is not the answer?