Think U.S. Military Won’t Fire on Americans, Veterans? Think Again.

Under the command of Major George S. Patton, Jr., tanks drove down Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. on July 28, 1932 to attack U.S. veteran Bonus Marchers.

Under the command of Major George S. Patton, Jr., tanks drove down Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. on July 28, 1932 to attack U.S. veteran Bonus Marchers.

President Herbert Hoover ordered General Douglas MacArthur, the Army Chief of Staff, to evict 45,000 veterans lobbying for their pay for World War I service. With MacArthur was Major Dwight D. Eisenhower, who under the command of Major George S. Patton followed orders. The U.S. Military, including saber-wielding calvary men, burned the veterans’ camps, using tear gas and bully clubs on American veterans.

This actually happened.

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