According to Snopes, Rush Limbaugh avoided the draft by getting a 1-Y classification, which was almost certainly assigned based on a report Limbaugh had his own doctor prepare and submit to his draft board. Apparently, that letter indicated that Rush had a pilonidal cyst – a boil on his butt.
Via the Carpetbagger, a story about
wounded troops being shipped back to Iraq. Some are even unable to put on body armor.
Compare and contrast.