Sunday Photo - Draft Lottery

In Military History

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The first draft lottery took place on this day in 1969, to determine the order of call to military service in the Vietnam War. This was the first lottery to take place in the US since World War II.

The above photograph is of Congressman Alexander Pirnie (R-NY) drawing the first capsule for the Selective Service draft.

The original image can be seen here.

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