Peter Shelton

Part 3: When Do We Find Out If We Passed?

Posted in Road Trips West, Watch columns by pshelton on May 5, 2011

The final station, the last stop in the daylong draft physical, was the medical captain’s office. I want to say I was still in my underwear, but I can’t be sure. The memory is blurry. Surely, I think now, 41 years later, they would have allowed a potential recruit the dignity of his shirt and pants. (more…)

A Tale of Two Draft Boards

Posted in Road Trips West, Watch columns by pshelton on April 21, 2011

Last time I wrote about Sun Valley and its place in American ski history. But I didn’t tell the story in which Sun Valley saved my life. (Or at the very least prevented my children from being born Canadian.) (more…)