Letter: Perspective offered on ROTC on campus
Perspective offered on ROTC on campus
To the editor:
I read the recent story about Brown University reinstating the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC.) It brought back memories of when I was a freshman at Brown and was recruited to lead the student mobilization to eliminate ROTC from campus.
I was proud to be successful but not proud that on my first public appearance in front of the media I froze and needed help. Lesson learned.
Another lesson learned is that times change and while I am still an activist for peace and social causes, I do not oppose this change. It is important, however, that our country not repeat the mistakes of the Vietnam and Iraq wars.
Steve Cowell, Tyringham
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