Army's Last Vietnam-Era Draftee Retires After 42 Years
The Army’s last Vietnam-era draftee has retired after 42 years of active service.
Ralph Rigby was on “Fox and Friends” this morning to discuss his decades-long career in the military.
Rigby was drafted at 19 and said he briefly considered fleeing to Canada, but his mother told him he had a duty to the United States. This October, he retired on his 62nd birthday after more than four decades in the military.
Rigby told Steve Doocy that he believes the draft should be reinstated.
“You get a wider diversity and mix of people […] you get all kinds of different skills.”
Though Rigby has retired, he’s considering going back to work for the government or the Army.
“I’m nowhere near ready to go fishing. It’s mandatory to get old; it’s only optional to grow up.”