A Statement or Lets Protest!
I really wasn't interested in war protests.
Not because I was in favor of the war - I wasn't - but because
they didn't accomplish squat and most protesters didn't know their
ass from the hole in their ear.
Most were out to just cause trouble and
not much more.
Another factor was an experience I had
just prior to going overseas. I was at Camp Pendleton getting
training for Vietnam and one Saturday while in Oceanside we spotted
a protest march.
Most of the signs read 'Bring Our Boys
Home.' Not a bad thought. I went over and was trying to yell
my support for getting us home. Maybe not go at all.
While I'm standing at the curb a female
protester walks by and spits on me. I looked at the woman and
just laugh. There she is carrying a sign saying 'brings us
home' and she spits on the fellow she wants home who just
happens to be wearing a Marine uniform!