To the Editors:
We, the undersigned, are officers and enlisted men of the United States military Reserve forces.
We wear the same uniform as the American troops being killed and maimed every day in Vietnam. We want those soldiers home—alive.
We demand total withdrawal of ALL our fellow American soldiers from Vietnam now. Not just combat troops, not just ground forces, but ALL troops.
We demand total withdrawal now of all the American soldiers advising the armies of dictatorships throughout Latin America and Asia. We don’t want Guatemala, Thailand, or Bolivia to become the Vietnams of the 1970s. One Vietnam is enough; too many people have been killed already to preserve America’s overseas empire.
As men who have served in the armed forces, we have seen first hand the dangerously growing power of American militarism. As soldiers and as citizens we believe we have a special obligation to speak out against it.
The above statement has been signed by 40 officers and men of the National Guard and the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force Reserves.
Partial list of signers:
LT(jg) Francis A. Toth, Navy Reserve
A1C David Callow, Air National Guard
SGT Michael A. Ryan, Air Force Reserve
2LT Michael P. Semansky, Army Reserve
PO2 Nathan E. Sanders, Navy Reserve
(remainder of names on request)
Reservists Committee to Stop the War
P.O. Box 4398,
Berkeley, California 94704
February 12, 1970