Admiral Arnold E. True will address a forum entitled Vietnam—The Wrong War to be held at Cobo Hall at 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 11.
Admiral True has been an outspoken critic of U.S. involvement in Vietnam and has clearly stated his reasons for supporting a withdrawal of U.S. troops. The admiral served as a general line officer in the U.S. Navy for 26 years. He was Staff Commander-In-Chief of the Atlantic Fleet during World War II and has been awarded a variety of decorations, including the Purple Heart.
Paul Winters, a well known radio personality who conducts a “talk” program on a local station, will chair the meeting. Other speakers will include State Representative Jackie Vaughn III and Professor Sidney Peck of Western Reserve University.
The Detroit Area Mobilization Committee and Veterans Against the War are the host organizations for the event which is also sponsored by various other peace organizations and individuals. The forum will serve as a prelude to the massive National Mobilization that will take place in Washington D.C. on October 21.