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By Mike Sunderland
Thoughts from a Grey-haired Point of View 

I Dodged the Draft!

 

December 8, 2021

During the Viet Nam war era the hippies, peaceniks and other radical liberals were advising young men of draft age to avoid the draft in any way possible.

Self-inflicted injuries, leaving the country for Canada and other foreign countries, and simply refusing to go, were advocated. More than one draft dodger moved to Canada, which may account for the mess it is in now.

After graduating high school I enrolled at the University of Alaska. My plan was to take a year or two getting the liberal arts out of the way before transferring to a school in the Lower 49. I hoped to become an architect d...



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