I had about a year left in college before graduation when the lottery took place. My degree was to be in secondary education and it was my hope that I would be teaching in a high school somewhere in NC. I remember watching the lottery on television and when my number of 314 came up, I was thoroughly relieved. Since I later found out that the draft for my year only called individuals with numbers up to 195, I knew that I would not have to serve in Vietnam. As a result, my future employment plans did not change and I was able to secure a teaching position in 1971. I was never called to serve. I taught for 30 years and retired in 2000.