Stephanie Hoover Has That Story

The 1969 Vietnam Draft Lottery: 90 Minutes Changed the Lives of Half a Million Men

September 14, 2020 Stephanie Hoover Season 1 Episode 17
Stephanie Hoover Has That Story
The 1969 Vietnam Draft Lottery: 90 Minutes Changed the Lives of Half a Million Men
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Stephanie Hoover Has That Story
The 1969 Vietnam Draft Lottery: 90 Minutes Changed the Lives of Half a Million Men
Sep 14, 2020 Season 1 Episode 17
Stephanie Hoover

In 1969, you did not want your birthdate to be September 14th.

Why? Because if you were born on that date between the years 1944 and 1950, you were "number one" in the December 1, 1969 Vietnam draft lottery. Without a deferment of some kind, you were almost guaranteed to be sent to Vietnam.

In this episode, Stephanie explains the December 1, 1969 Vietnam draft lottery - the 90 minutes of American history that changed half a million lives.

For more information about this podcast, visit Stephanie Hoover Has That Story.

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The following music (or pieces thereof) were used in this episode:
• Prize Wheel from tony-bear
• Last Post 3 from benboncan
• Civil War Music from adeluc4
All can be found at FreeSound.org.

Show Notes

In 1969, you did not want your birthdate to be September 14th.

Why? Because if you were born on that date between the years 1944 and 1950, you were "number one" in the December 1, 1969 Vietnam draft lottery. Without a deferment of some kind, you were almost guaranteed to be sent to Vietnam.

In this episode, Stephanie explains the December 1, 1969 Vietnam draft lottery - the 90 minutes of American history that changed half a million lives.

For more information about this podcast, visit Stephanie Hoover Has That Story.

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The following music (or pieces thereof) were used in this episode:
• Prize Wheel from tony-bear
• Last Post 3 from benboncan
• Civil War Music from adeluc4
All can be found at FreeSound.org.