Joe Biden and the military
Joe Biden has faced a couple of controversies related the military. Below is information related to those controversies.
Accusation Joe Biden was a draft dodger
The website Inside Sources indicates about Joe Biden:
|“|| He was 6 feet tall and had an athlete’s build. He played football in high school and was active in sports throughout college. He spent one summer as a lifeguard at a local pool.
But after he graduated college in the spring of 1968 and became eligible for the draft and —possibly — combat duty in Vietnam, he received a diagnosis that let him avoid military service...
It was one of five deferments Biden received...
There’s no denying that, by all appearances, the Joe Biden of 1968 was the picture of health. During his time at Archmere Academy, Biden excelled at sports.
Joe Biden playing football for the undefeated Archmere football team
Joe Biden disputes report that he told a false war story
- Joe Biden Dismisses Report That He Told False War Story, New York Times