Vietnam War Era Draft Lotteries

1970 – 1971 – 1972 Draft Lotteries

(Lowest drawn number was called first)
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Chinook helicopter preparing to lift a disabled Huey from a Vietnam War firebase in 1971

Chinook helicopter preparing to lift a disabled Huey from a Vietnam War firebase in 1971.

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Results for Men Facing the Draft in 1971

Lottery Numbers by Birth Date for Selective Service Lottery held July 1, 1970. This lottery determined the order in which men born in 1951 were called to report for induction into the military.

July 1, 1970 Draft Lottery   Source: Selective Service System

July 1, 1970 Draft Lottery
Source: Selective Service System

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Results for Men Facing the Draft in 1972

Lottery Numbers by Birth Date for Selective Service Lottery held August 5, 1971. This lottery determined the order in which men born in 1952 were called to report for induction into the military.

August 5, 1971 Draft Lottery   Source: Selective Service System
August 5, 1971 Draft Lottery
Source: Selective Service System
Results for Men Facing the Draft in 1973

Lottery Numbers by Birth Date for Selective Service Lottery held February 2, 1972. (The draft ended on July 1, 1973). This lottery determined the order in which men born in 1953 were called to report for induction into the military.

February 2, 1972 Draft Lottery   Source: Selective Service System
February 2, 1972 Draft Lottery
Source: Selective Service System
U.S. Induction Statistics 
Number of men who entered military service through the Selective Service System during major U.S. 20th Century conflicts:
Conflict / Years / Inductions (Source: Selective Service System)
WORLD WAR ONE 1917 – 1918
2,666,867
WORLD WAR TWO 1940 – 1946
(includes draftees before Pearl Harbor)
10,110,114
KOREA June 1950 – June 1953
1,529,537
VIETNAM Aug 1964 – Feb 1973
1,766,910
Inductions by Year
Inductions by year from World War I through the end of the draft on July 1, 1973
Year – Inductions (Source: Selective Service System)
1917 – 516,212
1918 – 2,294,084
1940 – 18,633
1941 – 923,842
1942 – 3,033,361
1943 – 3,323,970
1944 – 1,591,942
1945 – 945,862
1946 – 183,383
1948 – 20,348
1949 – 9,781
1950 – 219,771
1951 – 551,806
1952 – 438,479
1953 – 471,806
1954 – 253,230
1955 – 152,777
1956 – 137,940
1957 – 138,504
1958 – 142,246
1959 – 96,153
1960 – 86,602
1961 – 118,586
1962 – 82,060
1963 – 119,265
1964 – 112,386
1965 – 230,991
1966 – 382,010
1967 – 228,263
1968 – 296,406
1969 – 283,586
1970 – 162,746
1971 – 94,092
1972 – 49,514
1973 – 646
The draft ended on July 1, 1973

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