I was drafted in the summer of 1969 a few months before the lottery went into effect.  I am now a disabled combat veteran of Viet Nam due to Agent Orange, PTSD etc.  I am very proud of my service and that I was patriotic enough to go to war for my country and not try to avoid the draft like so many others.  If I could have avoided the war with a high lottery number, I would have been extremely happy but that wasn’t my fate.  My country called and I answered regardless of the validity of the war!