Would you have been drafted for the Vietnam War? This digital lottery tells you

gettyimages 514871862 Would you have been drafted for the Vietnam War? This digital lottery tells you

The induction office’s executive officer Captain Robert Gallagher administers the oath, as those who have passed all the tests are inducted into the U.S. Army. (Getty Images)

By Connecting Vets Staff

The US held its first war draft lottery on December 1, 1969. Young men were assigned a random number between 1 and 366 that corresponded to their birthdays. Those that were given lower numbers were called on first to enter active duty.

USA Today in partnership with PBS has a digital draft lottery that determines if you would have been drafted into the Vietnam War. All you have to do is enter in your birthdate. Try it out here »

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