History Main / DraftDodging

17th Sep '16 4:45:16 PM KidDynamite
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* Gregg Allman took a more drastic measure. When he got his draft notice, he and his brother, Duane, had a "foot-shooting" party. They had a party and when Gregg was good and drunk, they called the EMT's and shot Gregg in the foot (Gregg was originally going to shoot himself, but was so nervous Duane had to do it). When he went to his draft physical, he claimed he accidentally shot himself while cleaning his gun. They bought it and he was rejected.
* Musician Bobby Keys (best known as the sax played for Music/TheRollingStones) was actually accused of being a draft dodger because he never showed up for his draft physicals, as he was on the road playing and never received the letters. He was advised by the head of his local draft board to try and enlist before the Army caught up with him. He did so, and was rejected due to a medical history of ulcers.

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* Gregg Allman took a more drastic measure. When he got his draft notice, [[Music/TheAllmanBrothersBand he and his brother, Duane, Duane]], had a "foot-shooting" party. They had a party and when Gregg was good and drunk, they called the EMT's and shot Gregg in the foot (Gregg was originally going to shoot himself, but was so nervous Duane had to do it). When he went to his draft physical, he claimed he accidentally shot himself while cleaning his gun. They bought it and he was rejected.
* Musician Bobby Keys (best known as the sax played player for Music/TheRollingStones) was actually accused of being a draft dodger because he never showed up for his draft physicals, as he was on the road playing and never received the letters. He was advised by the head of his local draft board to try and enlist before the Army caught up with him. He did so, and was rejected due to a medical history of ulcers.
6th Sep '16 5:39:23 PM jormis29
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* Averted by WillEisner's father in his autobiographical graphic novel ''To the Heart of the Storm''. He opts not to have his eye put out (by a doctor!) to avoid service in World War I, instead he emigrates to America.

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* Averted by WillEisner's father in his autobiographical graphic novel ''To the Heart of the Storm''.''ComicBook/ToTheHeartOfTheStorm''. He opts not to have his eye put out (by a doctor!) to avoid service in World War I, instead he emigrates to America.
3rd Sep '16 7:07:52 AM Morgenthaler
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** Later into the book, one-year volunteer Marek[[note]]One-year volunteer - [[GratuitousGerman Einjährigfreiwilliger]] - is his rank in the [[TheSoundOfMartialMusic Austrian military]], a designation for a "reserve officer candidate", he was actually drafted.[[/note]] is introduced, who describes his failed attempts to catch rheumatism - he slept in gutters in rain and bathed in icy river - which only hardened him to cold, so he felt perfectly fit after spending whole night sleeping on snow. He also tried to catch a venereal disease, visiting brothel daily, but he [[STDImmunity remained immune]]. Finally he met a disabled soldier who injected him with something which made him suffer a "real rheumatism" so he can hardly move.

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** Later into the book, one-year volunteer Marek[[note]]One-year volunteer - [[GratuitousGerman Einjährigfreiwilliger]] - is his rank in the [[TheSoundOfMartialMusic [[UsefulNotes/TheSoundOfMartialMusic Austrian military]], a designation for a "reserve officer candidate", he was actually drafted.[[/note]] is introduced, who describes his failed attempts to catch rheumatism - he slept in gutters in rain and bathed in icy river - which only hardened him to cold, so he felt perfectly fit after spending whole night sleeping on snow. He also tried to catch a venereal disease, visiting brothel daily, but he [[STDImmunity remained immune]]. Finally he met a disabled soldier who injected him with something which made him suffer a "real rheumatism" so he can hardly move.
2nd Sep '16 1:42:54 PM Morgenthaler
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* In the Israeli movie ''LemonPopsicle'', two guys do this.
* In the movie ''{{Stonewall}}'', the DragQueen is frightened to go to the draft board and say he's gay, so his StraightGay boyfriend goes in his place. ...in drag.

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* In the Israeli movie ''LemonPopsicle'', ''Film/LemonPopsicle'', two guys do this.
* In the movie ''{{Stonewall}}'', ''Film/{{Stonewall}}'', the DragQueen is frightened to go to the draft board and say he's gay, so his StraightGay boyfriend goes in his place. ...in drag.



* The German novel ''Der Untertan'' has a one-shot character, an actor, doing this. (This novel is set in ImperialGermany.)

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* The German novel ''Der Untertan'' has a one-shot character, an actor, doing this. (This novel is set in ImperialGermany.UsefulNotes/ImperialGermany.)
14th Aug '16 5:30:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* Homosexuality itself is not a cause for exemption in Finland; "homosexualism disturbing to oneself" is. Many [[ManlyGay non-effeminate homosexuals]] do serve and make an active career in the Finnish Forces. TomOfFinland was a Lieutenant in WWII in the [[FinnsWithFearsomeForests Finnish Army]].

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* Homosexuality itself is not a cause for exemption in Finland; "homosexualism disturbing to oneself" is. Many [[ManlyGay non-effeminate homosexuals]] do serve and make an active career in the Finnish Forces. TomOfFinland was a Lieutenant in WWII in the [[FinnsWithFearsomeForests [[UsefulNotes/FinnsWithFearsomeForests Finnish Army]].
30th Jul '16 5:37:58 PM nombretomado
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* DaveBarry mentions a guy who wore the same underwear for several days, not even removing them to go to the bathroom(!), so that the doctors reject him solely to avoid them getting near him. He also says that to him, this guy was quite a bit more honorable than Henry Kissinger.

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* DaveBarry Creator/DaveBarry mentions a guy who wore the same underwear for several days, not even removing them to go to the bathroom(!), so that the doctors reject him solely to avoid them getting near him. He also says that to him, this guy was quite a bit more honorable than Henry Kissinger.
22nd Jun '16 5:30:07 AM gewunomox
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* Musician Bobby Keys (best known as the sax played for the Music/TheRollingStones) was actually accused of being a draft dodger because he never showed up for his draft physicals, as he was on the road playing and never received the letters. He was advised by the head of his local draft board to try and enlist before the Army caught up with him. He did so, and was rejected due to a medical history of ulcers.

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* Musician Bobby Keys (best known as the sax played for the Music/TheRollingStones) was actually accused of being a draft dodger because he never showed up for his draft physicals, as he was on the road playing and never received the letters. He was advised by the head of his local draft board to try and enlist before the Army caught up with him. He did so, and was rejected due to a medical history of ulcers.
22nd Jun '16 5:29:56 AM gewunomox
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* Musician Bobby Keys (best known as the sax played for the Music/RollingStones) was actually accused of being a draft dodger because he never showed up for his draft physicals, as he was on the road playing and never received the letters. He was advised by the head of his local draft board to try and enlist before the Army caught up with him. He did so, and was rejected due to a medical history of ulcers.

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* Musician Bobby Keys (best known as the sax played for the Music/RollingStones) Music/TheRollingStones) was actually accused of being a draft dodger because he never showed up for his draft physicals, as he was on the road playing and never received the letters. He was advised by the head of his local draft board to try and enlist before the Army caught up with him. He did so, and was rejected due to a medical history of ulcers.
17th Jun '16 7:16:53 PM Cally
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** * In the United States during UsefulNotes/WorldWarI and UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, there was an order that all men, even if they had previously deferred their conscription, must either get a job essential to the industry of the country and war effort, or join the armed services. The team owners of America's baseball leagues tried (both times) to claim that [[UsefulNotes/{{Baseball}} baseball]] was an "essential industry," in an effort to keep their players from being drafted. This claim was rejected (both times).

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** * In the United States during UsefulNotes/WorldWarI and UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, there was an order that all men, even if they had previously deferred their conscription, must either get a job essential to the industry of the country and war effort, or join the armed services. The team owners of America's baseball leagues tried (both times) to claim that [[UsefulNotes/{{Baseball}} baseball]] was an "essential industry," in an effort to keep their players from being drafted. This claim was rejected (both times).
17th Jun '16 7:16:31 PM Cally
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** * In the United States during UsefulNotes/WorldWarI and UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, there was an order that all men, even if they had previously deferred their conscription, must either get a job essential to the industry of the country and war effort, or join the armed services. The team owners of America's baseball leagues tried (both times) to claim that [[UsefulNotes/{{Baseball}} baseball]] was an "essential industry," in an effort to keep their players from being drafted. This claim was rejected (both times).
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