JANUARY 4TH LOTTERY DRAWING 2014


Answer by King Midas
LBJ was the constant target of MANY insults, critics and protesters.

Answer by parrotjohn2001
Wow, that is an intriguing question.

You could say it started in 1945, after Japan left Vietnam and the conflict between France and nationalist forces in Vietnam began. That fight ended at Dien Bien Phu in 1954.

July 8, 1959 – Charles Ovnand and Dale R. Buis are killed by guerrillas at Bien Hoa while watching the film The Tattered Dress. They are listed 1 and 2 at the wall’s dedication. Ovnand’s name is misspelled on the memorial as “Ovnard.”

or you could date it from the Gulf of Tonkin resolution, which gave Johnson the legal authority to escalate the war in Vietnam —
August 10, 1964.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulf_of_Tonkin_Resolution

Answer by Sidney
When Vietnam declared it’s independence they modeled their Declaration of Independence after that of the US.

“December 1, 1969 marked the date of the first draft lottery held since 1942. This drawing determined the order of induction for men born between January 1, 1944 and December 31, 1950. A large glass container held 366 blue plastic balls containing every possible birth date and affecting men between 18 and 26 years old.

By Mike Miller

WASHINGTON — The Selective Service System today was notifying the nation’s 4,000 draft boards to arrange their files of draft eligible young men for 1970 with those born Sept. 14 at the top of the heap to be called up first.”

“Direct American involvement began in 1955 with the arrival of the first advisers. The first combat troops arrived in 1965 and we fought the war until the cease-fire of January 1973.”

War was never declared.

John Kennedy had announced that he was going to pull the troops out of Vietnam, and when he was assassinated in 1963 Johnson rescinded the order.

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