By Mark D. Harmon
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I walked away from that moment in tears, but never more proud to have been part of the founding group of brothers who created VVAW” (Barry 2007c). These Dewey Canyon III events had the added topicality in that less than three weeks earlier a military court had sentenced Lieutenant William Calley for mass murder for his role in the My Lai massacre (Moss 2010, 313). Other events followed: • May 31, 1971—Four hundred Vietnam Veterans inverted the Paul Revere ride and trekked twenty miles from Bunker Hill to Boston Common for a Memorial Day rally.
This decision reflected well on the democratic operation and choices of the organization (Damato 2000). George Moss (2010, 313) and Kyle Longley (2008) relay that VVAW membership at the time topped twenty thousand. Some of the thousand to two thousand vets participating in Dewey Canyon 47 f o und , f e atu r e d , th e n f o r g o tt e n III came in wheelchairs; some were missing arms or legs. With emotions that ranged from quiet weeping to angry rage, the hundreds of vets who tossed medals directed their actions toward a government that would not end this war.
The stand-off at the Pentagon is described as a “test of strength,” an odd phrasing when one side is armed. ” In the subsequent clashes, the narrator intones, “Two soldiers are injured [no mention of injured protesters] and tear gas is used” [passive voice hiding the military as the actor using the tear gas]. Newsreel coverage of the second day begins with a crowd kicking around garbage that looks like books or pamphlets and with a campfire. The narrator notes that the fires are to hold off the autumn chill, while the footage shows a smaller crowd, focusing on a bearded protester and a clean-cut MP.