Letters: May 11, 1970

Reflections on Apollo

Sir: As one who is committed to peace, I could not help being moved to reflection by the recent events of Apollo 13 [April 27]. The worldwide interest, concern and effort to rescue the three astronauts were as they should have been. For a single life is a precious commodity.

And yet, I find it difficult to reconcile the magnificent outpouring of human concern and solidarity in this instance with the lack of sensitivity that permits thousands to be slaughtered in Viet Nam.

JOHN VIGILANTI

Yonkers, N.Y.

Sir: Let us all say...

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