"....... our best guess is that he obtained a student (2-S) deferment not long after entering Siena College (in 1967 or 1968). At that time, according to information provided on the Selective Service web site, “a man could qualify for a student deferment if he could show he was a full-time student making satisfactory progress in virtually any field of study.”


"That in itself casts doubt on the claim that LaPierre sought and received a medical deferment on the basis of a “nervous disorder” — whether feigned or real — to evade the draft. The simple truth is that he didn’t need to go to all that trouble."