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During the Vietnam war, men who should serve just didn't, hiding or something else. Are there any numbers as to how many men should have served but didn't? Also, is there some information about what were the most common ways to avoid it? Lastly, what was the supposed punishment for these cases, and are there any statistics as to how many were actually punished in that way?

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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draft_evasion#Vietnam_War is a good place to start researching this. –  Felix Goldberg May 29 '13 at 7:10
Sheds of motivations (and tactics) for dodging the draft in Vietnam can be found in the biographies of such contemporaries as John Irving and George W. Bush. –  Drux May 29 '13 at 8:12
Thanks, Felix. :) Apparently my greatest difficulty finding the information was that I didn't know that was called "draft evasion", "dodging the draft" or even that the word "draft" had any use in this context... ESL situations. ;-/ But I wonder if Mark's title edition is beneficial, if other ESL people look for this information in a way similar to what I did.... :S –  msb Jun 6 '13 at 23:24

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