In 1969 my roommates and I were seniors at Ohio State. We were all in ROTC and were already committed to serving but there was still drama the night of the lottery. WOSU radio was broadcasting the lottery. They played Herbie Mann’s Battle Hymn of the Republic continuously and would break in each time a number was drawn. Needless to say that song still brings back vivid memories of that time. Some ROTC cadets who drew high draft numbers were thinking of backing out of their active duty commitment. Word came down that anyone who backed out of their commitment would be immediately drafted. I served my two years active duty. I got more out of those two years than any civilian job could have offered..