Former Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird Endorses the Petition Aug 11. 2011 | Comments (0)
Former Secretary of Defense Melvin
Laird who served as Secretary of Defense under Richard
Nixon from 1969-1973, and through his leadership at the Pentagon helped
broker the end of America's involvement in Vietnam.
He was a major Washington power-broker and attorney as well.
He was also a memeber of Congress for over 16 years representing the State of Wisconsin and was the person who went to VP Agnew and told him "you have to go."
In addition, Secretary Laird is a WWII veteran having served in the South Pacific during the war and having been awarded the Purple Heart.
Secretary Laird was 6th in line of succession to the Presidency and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Nixon in 1974.
Here is his bio: