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He was the first of several of us to file a federal lawsuit against Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird seeking to be released from active duty as conscientious objectors. The day John Huyler graduated from Princeton University in June 1967 and became an officer in the Navy, he knew that the Vietnam War ...

Instead, Fulbright tried repeatedly -- and unsuccessfully -- to get Defense Secretary Melvin Laird to provide the papers to his committee. That way, the papers could have been made public, and there would have been no questions about how the committee got them. Fulbright's committee received its ...
Melvin Laird's accomplishments and career, including service in Congress and as President Richard Nixon's Defense secretary, were celebrated at a burial in Arlington Cemetery in the spring and a memorial at the Marshfield Clinic last week. No member of the Wisconsin delegation showed up for either ...
"We're calling it 'Melvin R. Laird, a Tribute' and it's a celebration of Melvin Laird's service to the Marshfield Community and to the country as a whole," Finnegan said. "We're going to have an open house of the Melvin Laird office and conference room, and among other events, we're going to have a program ...
Since the creation of the Department of Defense in 1947, 25 men (no women yet) have served as secretary. In my opinion, none of them has faced more challenges or accomplished more during their tenure than Melvin Laird, who died on November 15 at the age of 94. Moreover, unlike many members of ...
Former Defense Secretary Melvin R. Laird was one of the most influential figures in the mid-20th century. He coined the phrase Vietnamization and was the architect for the withdrawl of a half-million troops from Southeast Asia. He helped to end the military draft. He assisted the selection two vice presidents; ...
Marshfield Clinic's Melvin R. Laird Center for Medical Research houses a mock office that mirrors one Laird used in Washington, D.C. The office includes an array of historical artifacts and memorabilia from Laird's public service. Jonathan Anderson/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin. 1968 Press Photo ...
1, 1922, a son of the Rev. Melvin R. Laird, a Presbyterian minister, and the former Helen Connor. Within a year, Mr. Laird's family had moved to his mother's hometown, Marshfield, Wis., where they held extensive timber and sawmill interests. Melvin Laird Sr. was later elected to the Wisconsin Senate.


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