For background on the Vietnam War Draft, read the following sections in Out of Chaos:
1. Beth Sageng (pp. 127-128)
2. Larry Spencer (pp. 151-157)
3. Chronology (pp. 1-28)
A. On page 11 of the Chronology in Out of Chaos, the November 19, 1969 entry talks about the draft "lottery system."
B. Page 8 of the Chronology in Out of Chaos, states that 536,100 Americans were serving in Vietnam in 1968. The book goes on to note that "Draftees" made up 38% of the American troops in Vietnam.
C. On page 127, Beth Sageng writes, "It was very serious for males, because if you were not in school, you got drafted into the Army."
D. While the draft is not active today it is still the "duty of every male citizen of the United States, and every other male person residing in the United States, who … is between the ages of eighteen and twenty-six, to present himself for and submit to registration..." (follow links above)