The Fort Hood 43

Gardner, Fred
http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/01/31/the-fort-hood-43/

Publisher:  Counterpunch
Date Written:  31/01/2017
Year Published:  2017  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX20305

A history of the 43 infantrymen who refused to be deployed against protestors at the 1968 Democratic National Convention.

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The refusal of 43 soldiers, many of whom had already done tours in Vietnam, to board a plane that would bring them to Chicago for riot-control duty was arguably the largest visible act of dissent ever carried out by US GIs; but nobody covered the ensuing court-martials. The Army lawyers played it smart when it came to filing charges, seeking punishment sufficient to ruin a man’s ability to make a living but not so drastic as to make his court martial newsworthy.

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