TIL: In 1972 the death of Harry Truman forced the closure of all federal offices as part of a national day of mourning. Vietnam draftees scheduled to be inducted on this date had their induction delayed until 1973. In 1973 the draft was not restarted, preventing this group from ever being inducted.

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  1. One additional thing I want to point out. It is not just that these men were schedule to be inducted on the date that overlapped with the funeral of the POTUS, it is that their induction dates were scheduled for the very last day of the year, in the very last year of the draft, and a POTUS funeral just so happened to coincide with that specific date.

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