Last Vietnam Era Draftee Finally Retires

It was 1972, a time of protest when war was stigmatized and some of those who fought in it were spat on. A young drywall installer in Oregon, just 19 years old, had just gotten a letter from the White House, and believed that President Nixon had sat down and written to him. It was a letter informing him that he would be drafted. Now that teenager is Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Mellinger, and he's been in the Army for 39 years. He is the only active duty army soldier that was drafted and is still...Full Story
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