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Thread #59418 Message #2901761
Posted By: Rapparee
06-May-10 - 11:16 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
The US promised a bonus to WWI veterans; this led to the so-called "Bonus Army" march and camp in DC -- they wanted the bonus they were promised NOW because the Depression was on. Dugout Doug MacArthur led the troops that teargassed the marchers, burned their camp, and ran tanks over the remains of the camp.
The $100 my brother is applying for is purely from the State of Illinois.