Taken from Operation Egg-Lob: Scrambling with VVAW by Freeman Hobs Allan:
1. Anti-war contingentfenced in by DC buses.2. VVAW Op team makes ready.3. Mad bomber down range.
It was the Prague Spring of 1968 and citizens of Czechoslovakia were in the streets demonstrating for freedom. Demanding that Soviet troops and political bosses go home. I arrived in Wuerzburg Germany that summer, just as the east block tanks rolled into Prague. The Cold War was already very hot in Vietnam, where thousands of US troops were debarking and digging in for the bloody seven years still to come. Now a hot war in Europe seemed imminent too.
US strategy, Europe, back then: Do not be an aggressor. USAREUR consisted of four line divisions backed by 7th Air Force in Ramstein. Mine was the Third Infantry Division. We were tripwire units tasked to hold ground until backup could arrive. Now, as a 2nd lieutenant, I was division counterintelligence officer.... Read More