Wednesday, June 26, 2013

1968 / A Crazy Year

Khe Sanh
  Nineteen sixty eight was a wild year. It started out with the siege of Khe Sanh in January followed by the Tet Offensive in February. Because of Walter Cronkite and the media espousing the lie that Tet was a defeat for the U.S. Johnson in March declared that he would not seek re-election in November. Martin Luther King was killed on April 4 and massive rioting broke out everywhere. Robert Kennedy was killed on June 6. Debbie and I were married on June 21. My grandfather died in July. I went into the Air Force in August and found out I was going to be a father. Riots broke out in Chicago at the Democratic Convention that were organized by the gang of radicals that eventually came to control the Democratic Party. There was the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia and last but not least Richard Nixon was elected President.
The Tet Offensive



Washington D.C. Riots




Chicago Riots at the 1968 Democratic Convention
Riots At The Democratic National Convention / 1968

Soviet Invasion of Czechoslovakia / 1968

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