During the Vietnam War, it was common practice for small organized teams of Anti-War Protestors to insult and spit in the faces of uniformed military servicemen and servicewomen. It didn't matter, if the military men and women had returned from serving in Vietnam or not. All military uniforms were fair targets.
Most of these attacks occurred at our nation's airports as honorable Vietnam Veterans returned home. These cowardly organized Anti-war teams usually made sure that the veterans were alone, so that each attack would go mostly unnoticed by the airport crowds. However, the more the war dragged on and the Anti-War Protestors' message of Vietnam Vets being "Baby Killers" and "Village Burners", these attacks become more open and blantant.
Towards the end of the war, open attacks on symbols of veteran honor, also became fair game.
In April 1970, a Vietnam Veteran Memorial in Rosedale, New York was attacked at night twice. Although today's Anti-War protestors just brush off the Rosedale attacks as simple teenage fun or simple vandalism, their actual message is clear. The names of the honored war dead were their targets.
Above are two pictures of these attacks. Please see the black paint and tar impacts on the four-sided memorial. If it was simple vandalism, why were the names of the town's honored the clear targets. (The names were the only areas of the memorial attacked each time.)
This website is dedicated so that these anti-war attacks do not happen to today's honored returning vets.
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