I was a senior at Transylvania University in Lexington in 1969 when the first draft lottery was held. All of our fraternity watched the drawing on TV. I remember that two brothers sitting next to each other got No. 1 and No. 366.

I had No. 111 and I knew that my hometown draft board in Montgomery County, Ky. would send everyone. The lady in charge there told me I would be allowed to graduate in May and then report to the draft in June. That ended my hopes of going to law school at UK.

A frat brother and I took all of the required secondary education classes in the winter quarter, and did student teaching in the spring quarter. By May 1st I had a teaching job with the Fayette County schools. That deferment lasted a year, and I spent six years in the Army Reserves anyway.