How they served
July 4, 1999
Web posted at: 2:14 p.m. EDT (1814 GMT)
Former Tennessee Gov. Lamar Alexander: No military service. Received five deferments -- three educational, two occupational.
Conservative activist Gary Bauer: No military service. Educational deferments for college and law school.
Conservative commentator Pat Buchanan: No military service, first because of a student deferment, then because of a medical deferment.
Texas Governor George W. Bush: Pilot in Texas Air National Guard in Vietnam era; no overseas duty.
Former Red Cross President Elizabeth Dole: No military service.
Businessman Steve Forbes: New Jersey National Guard, 1970 - 1976; no combat duty.
Utah Senator Orrin Hatch: No military service, received "sole remaining heir deferment."
Ohio Rep. John Kasich: No military service; high draft number.
Conservative Activist Alan Keyes: No military service; educational deferments then high draft number.
Arizona Senator John McCain: Navy pilot; prisoner of war for five and a half years.
Ex-Vice President Dan Quayle: Indiana National Guard, 1969 to 1975.
New Hampshire Sen. Bob Smith: U.S. Navy Ensign 1965 to 1967, including one year in Vietnam; served in Naval Reserve 1962-65 and 1967-69. No combat duty.
Former New Jersey Sen. Bill Bradley: United States Air Force Reserve from 1967 to 1978. No active duty.
Vice President Al Gore: Served as an Army journalist with 20th Engineering Brigade 1969-71; 6 months in Vietnam; no combat duty.
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