I don't know if he tried to get out of Vietnam or not. He died at the age of 27 of a heart attack in 1971, so a bio says. If he had heart disease, he wouldn't have been drafted anyway. If going to Vietnam would have prevented the Doors from forming and performing his songs, then I'm glad he found a way out. How did he work "I am reluctant to agree that any particular lifestyle will deliver an easy death" into which song? That doesn't ring a bell. Oh, you mean the fake Gulf of Tonkin incident that was used as an excuse to escalate the war? There is some doubt as to whether that event came off as the Johnson administration described it.