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September 20, 2018

Define 'draft dodger'

This article was published July 11, 2018 at 4:00 a.m.

Dear editor: Re: the July 6 letter to the editor written by Steve Rittenmeyer. Made a few omissions; he implied that deferments to military service were not offered to the black society, thus be racially motivated. Perhaps he forgot about Cassius Clay, who got a deferment on the basis of being a conscientious objector in order to continue his career beating the brains out of people in the ring. He also forgot to include Bill Clinton in those "draft dodgers." Remember him? He wrote a letter to the director of the ROTC program thanking him for "saving me from the draft." He also "studied" in Russia during that time.

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