First, thank you for your service. Second, after thinking on it, it might have been regional. Puerto Rico at the time was not only dealing with a huge number of men being drafted to fight in the war for the US, but also with the independence movement protesting the US involvement in PR. Ironically, my dad was an independent but figured he'd go in the Air Force because he wanted to work with planes, so might as well go in something he liked and not on the ground. The level of violence and unrest down there was really, really bad - so combining it with the war...soldiers who came home from the war were seen as double traitors. Fighting in an unpopular war AND betraying your country. Places down there were ghost towns - women and old men. My uncle literally starved himself nearly to death so he'd be too "unhealthy" to go. Again, I can only go on my experiences. As for hers, I would chalk it up to people covering other things. I would guess that a news outlet might have been covering some big offensive or some mass casualty, and that people "protesting" against soldiers by throwing stuff at them wasn't really a big deal. Just like with today, there could've also been a bias to NOT report it, because it could've painted "the cause" in a bad light. Just like there were cover ups by the administration about what was happening over there. Sorry - but it had just sounded like you were insinuating/saying that it didn't happen as a result of it not being in the book. Your experience sounds different from my dad and that's good. I wouldn't wish it on any vet.