Leaving College,        Going to War

05/05/2017

How people in my generation responded to the draft would subsequently seem like an X-ray into their character. Take the baby boomers who, like Mr. Trump, became the nation's leaders: Bill Clinton equivocated enough to avoid service. George W. Bush served in the National Guard. Al Gore became an Army enlisted man in Vietnam. John Kerry was a naval officer in Vietnam. Dick Cheney, explaining his multiple deferments, said he "had other priorities."

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/05/opinion/leaving-college-going-to-war.html