May 24, 1971 : Soldiers place controversial ad in antiwar newspaper

Introduction

At Fort Bragg, North Carolina, an antiwar newspaper advertisement signed by 29 U.S. soldiers supporting the Concerned Officers Movement results in controversy. The group had been formed in 1970 in Washington, D.C., by a small group of junior naval officers opposed to the war. The newspaper advertisement at Fort Bragg was in support of group’s members, who had joined with antiwar activist David Harris and others in San Diego to mobilize opposition to the departure of the carrier USS Constellation for Vietnam. No official action was taken against the military dissidents at Fort Bragg and the aircraft carrier sailed on schedule from San Diego.

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May 24, 1971 : Soldiers place controversial ad in antiwar newspaper

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    History.com Staff

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    History.com

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    2009

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    May 24, 1971 : Soldiers place controversial ad in antiwar newspaper

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  • Access Date

    November 23, 2017

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