11/14/2017 (Tue) 23:20:16
Public opinion was not against the soldiers.
Even Lieutenant Calley, perpatrator of the My Lai Massacre, had a lot of civilian support.
Link related, a patriotic song commending his actions that hit the top 40 on our charts and eventually went gold.https://youtube.com/watch?v=4JoacW7woBY [Embed]
Anger was mainly at the brass and the politicians that started the war, remember that the Kent State Shootings were triggered after the campus ROTC building was burned.
Although the disappointment that the returning vets were faced with on all sides was crushing. The disillusionment was no illusion.