Colby Kiker & Walker Byrum
What They Wanted
By 1932, many of these former servicemen had lost their jobs and fortunes in the early days of the Depression. They asked Congress to redeem their bonus certificates early.
What they Did
The largest housed an estimated 10,000 people.
They waited for Congress to act. On June 17 the Senate voted against the bill that would have given the Bonus Marchers immediate payment of their benefit.
Having no other place to go, the majority of the Bonus Army remained camping in the city. despite the fact that Congress had voted against them .