Skip to comments.#1MVetMarch: Barrycades down! Spite House barricades no match for Million Vets March [photos]
Posted on 10/13/2013 9:23:15 AM PDT by Nachum
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You probably should have read post 47 before you posted that.
That link was pretty good, that undercover cop captured the mood of things there, it was actually quite pleasant and friendly, the Washingtonians were nice and even the cops came to relax and start to see things as pretty good duty.
Something interesting about this thread is that most of these posters are not interested in learning about the massive thousands of active duty combat units, the arrest of 13,000 Americans, or hearing about internment camps to house them.
Those are the points of information that I thought was relevant to this thread.
Leaving DC in 1971
Not exactly, a few months later I enlisted in the Army which was my plan even when I was in DC, actually for some time before DC, it was one reason that I was there.
Sorry couldn’t help it... You know how I love to pull your on chain! I liked your story. People don’t know how common it was for young people to hitchhike across the country back then.
I spent years on the road, in fact I simply lived on the road at times, just months and months of traveling, back then we weren’t flooded with illegals and there was always work in restaurants and construction sites, car washes etc., but I really like that I could walk into a restaurant when I needed to and start work that day, and be partying with and dating the waitresses that very evening, which also served as housing of course.
Your adventures sound like a very good topic for a book. I know that I would buy a copy. Our good friend Gary Cowart wrote “Blood on Red Dirt” about his experiences as a Marine in Vietnam. He gets hundreds of dollars a month from the the Kindle edition and it now sells in paperback as well. He came over to our house and showed us how easy it is to self publish. He used Createspace which is a company owned by Amazon but there are a number of other services that do the same thing.
I spent decades of my life seeking diverse adventures and penetrating into various corners of the wild life, I can’t tell much here here, but countless times, and sometimes very seriously, I have been told to write a book on those years and adventures that started in my teens.
I was fortunate enough to be the kind of guy that could enter any group that he wanted to, no matter how different they were from each other, and look into it, observe it, until I was satisfied and ready to move on.