Vietnam War Index

Been there, done that!

With the latest hostilities around the world, there has been an ongoing interest in the Vietnam War draft lottery. In the 1969 draft lottery, I drew a low enough number to be drafted in the first half of 1970, ending up in the Vietnam war zone in early 1971.

“Have Guns Will Travel, Wire Swinger Pleiku”
“Have Guns Will Travel, Wire Swinger Pleiku”While getting drafted didn’t always guarantee an assignment in Vietnam — many of my other friends were sent to Germany — I found myself in the Central Highlands of Vietnam as my first duty assignment, after finishing Basic Combat Training (BCT) and Advanced Individual Training (AIT).
Draft lotteries:
Vietnam Draft – 1969
Vietnam War Era Draft Lotteries – 1970, 1971, 1972
Vietnam War History:
Vietnam War History & Politics – Politics shaped the war
Vietnam War Timeline – Key events during the war era
Allegheny County Vietnam Memorial – Pittsburgh, Pa.
Washington Pa. Vietnam Memorial – Washington County