Harriman’s Bill Copeland felt firsthand the anger and vitriol slung at American soldiers because of the country’s most unpopular war.
Copeland, who served two tours in the U.S. Army in the Vietnam War, came face to face with angry protesters when he was at an airport in California. After landing there on a military plane, he and others were going to a civilian plane.
“There were protesters lining the streets to spit on us,” Copeland remembered. “They called us baby killers and everything else.