Also in May 1970, at the same time at Kent State was becoming a symbol of the country’s extreme division over the Vietnam War, a different kind of seminal event of both racial and student unrest was about to unfold in New Haven Connecticut at my alma mater, Yale University. A strange and rare mix of factors did put Regular Army soldiers on the move there.

Just a year earlier, on May 22, 1969, the body of a member of the New Haven chapter of the radical Black Pant