I was a loadmaster assigned to the 75th MAS at Travis from 1966 to 1970.
In 1968 we took troops from Texas to Chicago during the riots that followed
the assassination of Martin Luther King.
( Check out this link for a brief recap of those tumultuous few days.)
We then we met up with many other C-141's at Peterson Field in Colorado. We loaded troops and equipment, ready to go in case of more riots. The funeral went quietly and we all went home. Here are some photos I took on that trip.
All Photos below: Copyright, 1968
O'Hare on our arrival
Arrival at Peterson
On the Ramp at Peterson
A world away from the mess in Chicago
Running the Mill-Around Checklist
Pick One: 1) Coming. 2) Going.
The Mother of all Bag-Drags
All shiny and ready to go