Armed Forces: The Defiant 43

Throughout a long Texas night, 43 troubled soldiers of the U.S. Army's 1st Armored Division squatted defiantly in a parking lot at Fort Hood, far out in the wasteland between Waco and Austin. They had been ordered to Chicago as part of the force massed by Mayor Richard Daley to guard the Democratic Convention from antiwar demonstrators and a feared eruption of Negro militants. The violence that later engulfed the convention was viewed with cool, apolitical disdain by Chicago's Negroes, but Daley was taking no chances. The 43 troopers were black too. And...