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Old 09-18-2007, 06:02 AM   #28
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Default Re: Care to speculate on what may have been different for these guys if they were white?

Originally Posted by Dempsey1238
A certain King of Rock and Roll was drafted. And he was white.
Rocky Marciano got drafted before he found fame.
Gene Tunney was pretty well known, but he got drafted for WW1.
Billy Conn also got drafted, So did Toney Zale. And other white stars.
The draft in world war II was much larger and more indiscriminate than that in Vietnam. If you were made of meat you were fair game.

In Vietnam you had a smaller draft more subject to local and regional predudices.
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