"Which I would've done 'cause I volunteered for the draft which meant that I only had to do two years. But when the Cubans had missiles in the Canal and Kennedy made the extension, I was one of the ones who had enough time to be extended"
- Edwin Starr
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In this quote, the speaker, Edwin Starr, is reflecting on his experience with the military draft during the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis. He mentions that he had volunteered for the draft, which implied that he would just have to serve for 2 years. However, when the crisis happened and President Kennedy extended the draft, Starr was one of the individuals who had enough time left on their service to be extended. This highlights the impact of the Cuban Missile Crisis on the lives of young men who were drafted into the military, and the uncertainty and disturbance it triggered in their plans and futures.
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