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James: Many world changing events occurred in 1968: The assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert F Kennedy. The Tet offensive. The Democratic convention in Chicago. Nixon's election in November. But perhaps the event most relevant to today's America occurred on September 17, 1968: That's the day Donald Trump was medically rejected for the military draft during the deadliest year of the Viet Nam War. Like Trump, I grew up in Queens County (Astoria), New York, and was draft-eligible when my college student deferment expired, also in 1968. To obtain a draft deferment for bone spurs at that time, Trump must have brought in a doctor's note attesting both to having bone spurs and to their severity: bone spurs would not have been noted during a cursory pre-induction physical. So was the note written by a physician who had been treating him for a chronic condition, or was the note a "one-off", obtained by a doctor who only saw Trump once, if at all? Trump promised to provide the note to New York Times' reporter Steve Eder in 2016, but never did. Eder wrote this in the Times, and confirmed to me in an e-mail last year that Trump had still not provided the note or the physician's name. The rumor in Queens in 1968 was that there were doctors in Forest Hills and Great Neck who would write bogus deferment notes for one thousand dollars. There was another rumor at the time that certain doctors had been flagged for writing too many deferment notes, and that deferment notes from them were later deemed worthless. Is it possible the doctor who wrote Trump's note in 1968 was later deemed disreputable by the Selective Service? And is it possible that some other young guy from Queens, like my friends Eddie and Jimmy, were drafted in Trump's place during the Viet Nam War? Last month I turned seventy. Neither Eddie nor Jimmy ever turned twenty. Whenever I'm in Washington, I visit them on the Wall. On Veterans' Day of all days, Trump owes America a full accounting of how he obtained his draft deferment more than he owes it a wreath-laying at the grave of a true hero. Peace.