We've seen how the World War II era men, for the most part, were proud to be able to go off and fight for their country, and that a young man who failed his army physical would often feel ashamed. Also, due to the "just" nature of the conflict, there was no protest to the actions of the United States military, who were seen as the defenders, not the aggressors. Now, we will examine the types of resistance used by men during the Vietnam era.
To avoid being drafted to fight in Vietnam, young men in America could choose from four basic types of draft evasion:
Classification of Inductees A. Class I 1. I-A: available for military service 2. I-A-O: CO available for noncombatant military service 3. I-C: already in the military 4. I-D: reserve or ROTC 5. I-O: CO available for civilian work 6. I-S: student 7. I-W: CO performing civilian work 8. I-Y: other (catch-all classification) B. Class II 1. II-A: Occupational deferment 2. II-C: Agricultural deferment 3. II-S: Student deferment C. Class III 1. III-A: Extreme hardship, i.e. has a child or children D. Class IV 1. IV-A: Prior active service or sole surviving son 2. IV-B: Official deferred by law 3. IV-C: Alien not currently liable for military service 4. IV-D: Minister of religion or divinity student 5. IV-F: Registrant not qualified for military service E. Class V 1. V. Registrant over the age of liability for military service