In 1954, Nikita Khrushchev turned the administrative duties over to the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, which was then also a province of the greater USSR, i.e. Through the entire modern era, Crimea has been the site of the USSR’s, and now Russia’s, only warm-water naval bases.
Asked about the last of his five deferments, Trump said that his disqualifying medical condition was a bone spur in one of his feet (he could not remember which one).
During a TV interview Tuesday morning, Trump--who spent his high school years enrolled at the New York Military Academy--said, “I actually got lucky because I had a very high draft number.
I’ll never forget, that was an amazing period of time in my life.” He went on to recall, “I was going to the Wharton School of Finance, and I was watching as they did the draft numbers and I got a very, very high number and those numbers never got up to.” The word “deferment” was not mentioned by Trump during his chat with the morning show hosts on WNYW, the Fox affiliate in New York City.
His father was an oil refinery worker at the Ashland Oil Refinery, in nearby Catlettsburg, Kentucky. He inherited his love of baseball from his father, who had played in the minor leagues.
As a child, he developed a love of music through his church.