Re: [azsecularhumanists] families of soldiers demand their return
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I still remember my draft "lottery" number was 254 and
they didn't get that far so they never had to deal
Actually I was ready to just leave the country.
I confined my protests, though to raising all sorts of
irritating questions during the registration
procedure. These days the young guys go online and
fill in some online form or go to the post office and
fill in a card. But then (at least in my case in
Chicago) you had to go to the Selective Service
office, pick a number and sit, under the portrait of
Richard Nixon, and wait to talk with some clerk who
would ask you questions and fill in a form (I guess
that way you couldn't write nasty notes to them).
I remember in particular that the woman asked me for
the name, address, and phone number of someone who
would know where to reach me 24 hours a day. I asked
her if that person had to be a US citizen. That was
another question she had to ask her supervisor, so she
disappeared and mustn't have come back for 15 minutes.
I realize I prolonged the process for myself, but it
was some sort of retaliation.