Message from discussion Connecticut abolishes death penalty...17th state
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From: "Jim Wilkins" <muratla...@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: Connecticut abolishes death penalty...17th state
Date: Wed, 2 May 2012 09:57:05 -0400
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"Dan" <B24...@aol.com> wrote in message
> On 5/2/2012 8:12 AM, dino wrote:
>> ...As long as he attended college
>> full time, he would have been exempted from the draft. He has no
>> knowledge of the war.
> They ended the 2S college deferments in 1968 if memory serves
> after which the only school exemption allowed was to finish high
> Dan, U.S. Air Force, retired
My deferment ended when I graduated in 1969.
The Army worked out well for me, as it had for my father, but I've
always wondered what would have happened if I'd stayed in Air Force
ROTC. I was so nearsighted then that I couldn't see beyond the
instrument panel without glasses.
I wanted to be an experimental scientist and thought that an AF 2LT
commission would prepare me only to sell insurance. My college
roommate got one, and by next Christmas I was an E-4 in charge of 80
men and he was making coffee in the Pentagon.