Monday, May 21, 2012
Afghanistan and Iraq War Vets Throw Their Medals at NATO Summiteers
For KRAB FM, on May 5, 1970, I covered one of the first instances of a large number of U.S. veterans throwing their medals at the U.S. courthouse in downtown Seattle, during the big post-Kent State shooting demonstration. Tens of thousands took part. No part of the demonstrations that day were more wrenching than watching disabled veterans fling their Purple Hearts, Bronze Stars, Air Medals and such up against the cold concrete walls of the old Federal Building.