November 15, 1966 : Chairman of the Joint Chiefs heckled at university

Introduction

Gen. Earle Wheeler, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addresses a gathering at Brown University and approximately 60 students walk out to protest his defense of U.S. involvement in Vietnam. Some of those who remained shouted and heckled Wheeler, while others attempted to storm the stage. Outside, over 100 students continued the protest.

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November 15, 1966 : Chairman of the Joint Chiefs heckled at university

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    History.com Staff

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    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

  • Title

    November 15, 1966 : Chairman of the Joint Chiefs heckled at university

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    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/chairman-of-the-joint-chiefs-heckled-at-university

  • Access Date

    October 23, 2017

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