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Old 02-16-2015, 02:27 PM
Clothahump Clothahump is offline
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 14,424
I had a student deferment for quite a while, then lost it. When I got my "letter", I went in for my physical bearing my medical records that showed I was deaf in my right ear and had been since birth. I thought that would give me the old 4-F in no time flat.

Nope. 1-A, but with an endorsement that said Profile 2. I found out later that meant I was fit for non-combat duty. It became immaterial when I got a high draft number, but I have sometimes wondered how my life would have been if I had gone into the Army for 4 years, gotten an honorable discharge and had access to college education benefits, etc.