Who is this Murt?
Murt responds ME.
Murt said he couldn't join the military probably because he is a functional retard. There is no way he could pass the test to get in so he is going to pretend to be a soldier. YOU ARE A COCKSUCKER Murt.
There was an intense debate in the RT recently based on the outbursts of someone on Twitter ranting that I was a COWARD because I : “got out” of being sent to fight in Viet Nam. I would think that anyone out there who “avoided” service in Viet Nam might want to take issue with this woman calling them a COWARD..
I was the only sibling among 4 that did not serve in the military. I was also the youngest.
On December 1 1969 the well known draft lottery was held. I had graduated from high school in June of 1969 and was on the tail end of my stint as a teenager doing what teenagers did at that time.
That day in December started a count down of sorts among the male population under the age of 25 who found themselves with that lottery number nobody wanted. My lucky number was 220.
One of the first things a lot of teenagers did at that time was to take an extended vacation in Canada. Others ran and hid. It was far easier to “get off the grid” in those days.
Some of the smarter (and wealthier ones) Like Dick Chaney, Bill Clinton, and VP Biden found ways to get deferments, Chaney managed to get FIVE of the suckers.
How you got out of the draft depended on a number of factors. if you had MONEY, it was off to school you go. Lots of our fortune 500 CEO’S were the byproducts of college exemptions from the draft.
You could turn to GOD, literally. If you were a priest, there were ways to get out of the draft as a member of the clergy. A lot of men of draft eligible men were “born again.” and not only avoided the draft but found a rather neat way to make easy money.
Then there was the Conscientious Objector. A hippie was almost assured not to serve for obvious reasons. There were support groups in place to assist anyone who wanted to apply for this designation to avoid serving in the most unpopular war in US history.
Now let me turn to the wing nut that said I claimed to have “avoided the draft” by claiming one or both of the following:
A: I was deferred because I had Celiac Disease
B: I was deferred because I had contracted Infectious Hepatitis.
The answer is B: I was told by the MD that examined me as the reason I received a 4F designation by the Selective Service board.
A brief note here Celiac is nothing more than an intolerance to gluten, mainly in wheat, rye and other grain based foods containing gluten. The lack of tolerance to this substance depends on how severe the disease is and how well one maintains a diet. As long as you keep gluten intake low from wheat products, for instance, you can drink milk and not worry about any major side effects.
In short this is a disease of inconvenience and not serious to merit a 4-f to keep one out of Viet Nam
Now getting back to the disease that caused me to get the 4-f:
This is a chart someone sent me in regards to this disease:
I was told that the primary reasons for the designation were twofold:
First: I would not be able to give blood under any circumstances. My blood carries the disease for life. This is an obvious problem in a war zone.
Second: At the time of my examination, I had been released from the hospital after a month long stay only a week or two before. The MD felt that I was not sufficiantly recovered to be inducted.
Third: Although normally not taken into consideration, I am allergic to Penicillin as well as a fair number of antibiotics.
In her tirade the tweeter lady did not take into consideration that if I had PASSED my physical or even wanted to AVOID the draft altogether, there were any number ways to do so:
The first and most striking is 4-G The death of a parent. The lottery that I was selected for was in late 1969. The normal practice is to receive a notice in the mail to report to the draft board or designated MD for examination. I did the latter. The inductee would be examined and then, after a long wait, would get a paper in the mail giving the inductee his status.
The Draft Board, consisting of local citizens usually with a military background (veterans) would review each inductee and vote on the status.
THEY decided my designation and the reason for it. I had no say in the matter.
My Father died 2 months before those with my draft number would have been called up. If I had been called up, I would have received an automatic 4-g and would have been immediately discharged from military duty.
My brother, who was serving in Viet Nam was immediately relieved of duty and flown home. He did not know that Dad had passed away until he reached US soil.
Now the story could have easily have ended here but to be complete, there were other options for eligible inductees to avoid being sent to a war zone:
You could also get the 4f designation if you were gay. This was even before “don’t ask don’t” tell was enacted. A gay man could not serve, PERIOD.
You could get the 4-f designation for a wide number of reasons. Criminals were not allowed to serve along with others “unfit to serve.”
Another way to avoid the draft was “The Luck of The Draw.” remember that all of this was going on in 1969. We were just about at the END of the Viet Nam war. The number out there that caused a lot of draft age males to have bad dreams at night would have KEPT ME OUT OF THE WAR anyway. The HIGHEST draft number called up in the Viet Nam Era was 195. My draft number was 220.
So the brain dead tweeter up in snow country can now call all of us who avoided military service COWARDS simply because we wound up WINNING the lottery because we got a number higher than 195.
I would think anyone who had lived during the era of the Viet Nam war would remember the turmoil of that war and why even today, decades later, another president is faced with a divided nation because of our involvement in another “police action.”
No matter what the reader’s political view point is, he/she has to wonder what the situation would be today, if the draft were still existed.