From the Morgue
Sharon Sanders

Uncle Sam called John Brown in 1917

Posted Thursday, August 23, 2012, at 12:00 AM


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  • Fascinating story. I had better luck in the first Vietnam War lottery drawing. I, too, had Number 258, but that all but assured that I wouldn't be called.


    Historical side note: The Southeast Missourian ran a story about the two 19-year-olds who were at the ends of the spectrum when birthdates were drawn in the Dec. 1, 1969, Draft Lottery. Gary Wayne Hurt, 1030 West Cape Rock Dr., was born April 24, the second date selected in the lottery.

    Lonnie Lee Brockmire, 1826 Woodlawn, was born Feb. 26, the second to last date drawn.

    -- Posted by ksteinhoff on Thu, Aug 23, 2012, at 6:32 PM