Over the decades, thousands of outstanding young men and women have passed through the doors of the ROTC buildings at Chapel Hill and in Raleigh. Men and women of character, courage and conviction. The slimeballs who marred the exterior of those buildings will never be able to lay claim to any of those honorable adjectives.
And, yes, I have a personal stake. I graduated from the UNC Naval ROTC program in 1971 and my older son graduated from the UNC Naval ROTC unit in 2001. And we were just part of the long Carolina blue line.
Go see the images [UNC images courtesy of Blackfive] and realize that our military, serving honorably and professionally on a scale unprecedented in military history and policing its own members who fail to do so, is already enduring the acts of a disgusting campaign against it at home.