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Outbreaks By Black GIs At Ft. Campbell

The following report came in by phone from a private at Fort Campbell.)

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky., April 13 - - A curfew has been imposed on this base after GIs broke loose in scattered acts of rebellion against the Army on the nights of April 11 and 12.

Men are required to stay inside barracks from 11 at night to 5 in the morning and from 8 until 12 unless they are on duty.

After a week when the entire post was mobilized in response to uprisings in major cities across the country, soldiers here began some uprisings of their own.

Angry GIs, mainly the black soldiers, were reported tipping over cars, breaking furniture and attacking MPs. A very tight news 'security has been clamped on all this and on the extent of the damage but extra MPs

have been put on patrols and in addition CQs are patrolling their company areas in jeeps.

The 5th Division stationed here is scheduled to go to Vietnam this summer.





The Bond, vol. 2, no. 4


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