The Draft: A Surprised 1A


When he turned in his draft card to the Justice Department during an anti-Viet Nam demonstration in Washington two months ago, Henry Braun hardly seemed to be risking a thing. He was married, had two children and, at 37, was two years above what he thought to be the draft age. This month Braun, a poet and an assistant English professor at Temple University, was reclassified from 5A (overage) to 1A. The move was a powerful one, since it made him eligible for conscription into military service.

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