Eulogies: Eulogies: Admiral Elmo Zumwalt

It's hard for me to think about ADMIRAL ELMO ("BUD") ZUMWALT without thinking about fathers and sons who serve together in the military. Admiral Zumwalt was my father's friend; they served together during the Vietnam War. Zumwalt had attained the highest command in the U.S. Navy, Chief of Naval Operations. My father was commander-in-chief of U.S. forces in the Pacific. My father ordered warplanes to bomb Hanoi while I was a prisoner of war there. Admiral Zumwalt ordered the use of Agent Orange in combat areas where his son served.

The admiral came to see me some years ago to discuss...

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