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many a good man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-03-06 05:40 PM
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33. I always heard they were "fatigued"
I was eight years old and saw almost continuous local coverage of the events on Cleveland local TV stations. My neighbor's older brother was a hippie freshman at KSU and one of the protesters. All he ever said about it was the exact same thing in the OP's title: "the pigs just starting shooting us down."

I had always heard that the troops were fatigued because their weekend obligation was extended for "emergency" reasons. That they didn't have any sleep the night before and were marched an ungodly number of miles. I heard this tale several times in the seventies from different people but could never determine its source. I always presumed it came from one of the Guardsman's own mother.

I was wondering if you have ever come across the Guardsmen's weekend duty schedule and can verify this "urban legend" that I've lived with almost all my life!

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