I have vivid memories of that night. My college roommate and I had been studying and started watching the lottery when it had reached number 20. We watched until almost 300 and decided we were home free. We went out to celebrate and found out the next day I was number 12 and he was 18. Interestingly we both had December birthdays which supports the poor mixing of cannisters theory.

I ended up going to Med school which gave me a deferment. Getting in was really pressure filled as I would definitely have gone to Viet Nam had I not gotten in.