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08/25/11
That must have been so scary for a young boy to have gone through! WOW - what a mix-up. I am glad you laugh about it now, and I pray your Uncle made it okay in Viet Nam...God Bless~
08/26/11
A true comedy of errors. Well written.
Very well written. I loved the "wrinkle in time" reference. Great job!
08/27/11
Good story, brings back memories of my call up papers. Thanks!
08/28/11
lol, scary stuff for a little boy.

Instead of the adult telling the story, I would have enjoyed seeing this through the eyes of ten-year-old Josh as it happened in 1968. Just a thought.

Liked the wrinkle explantion!
08/28/11
I had a similar experience when I was of draftable age, but that is another story.

Shouldn't it read, "I chuckled, leaned back. . .?"

I like the suggestion that the story be told through the eyes of the ten-year-old. I also like the "wrinkle in time" phrase. Clever.

Glad you didn't have to go to war when you were ten! Glad I didn't have to go to war when I was 24!
08/31/11
Great read...all a comedy of errors for sure! For what it's worth, I don't think you should have been grounded, how could a little boy know the Army would be sending him a draft notice! LOL BTW, did you keep the airplane as a souvenir of that strange event?