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1932 Bonus March – Re Patton; MacArthur; Eisenhower, etc. (via ~ The GUNNY “G” BLOG & E-MAIL ~)

The most notable domestic use of Regular troops in twenty years of peace happened in the nation's capital in the summer of 1932. Some thousands of "Bonus Marchers" remained in Washington after the adjournment of Congress dashed their hopes for immediate payment of a bonus for military service in World War I. On July 28, when marshals and police tried to evict one group encamped near the Capitol, a riot with some bloodshed occurred. Thereupon Pres … Read More

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