Why on Earth do you people keep confusing Patton with MacArthur, when it was MacArthur who disobeyed a Presidential order and ordered the Army to disperse the Bonus Army protestors out of their squatter camps on the federal lgrounds near the Capitol Building? Why is it you also ignore how the Communist agitators were inciting a riot and an armed attack upon Congress?
Whenever the subject is the Bonus Army & bad ol’ MacArthur, it almost never gets mentioned that the vets did get their bonus in 1935, ten years ahead of schedule.
My grandpa used his to make down payment on a house. By 1940 he had paid off the mortgage.