Awards & Winners

Melvin R. Laird

Date of Birth 01-September-1922
Place of Birth Omaha
(Douglas County, Nebraska, United States of America, Area codes 402 and 531, Area code 402, Area code 531)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Melvin Laird, Melvin R Laird
Melvin Robert "Bom" Laird is an American politician and writer. He was a U.S. congressman from Wisconsin before serving as Secretary of Defense from 1969 to 1973 under President Richard Nixon. Laird was instrumental in forming the administration's policy of withdrawing U.S. soldiers from the Vietnam War; he invented the expression "Vietnamization," referring to the process of transferring more responsibility for combat to the South Vietnamese forces.

Awards by Melvin R. Laird

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Mary Woodard Lasker Award for Public Service
(For his recognition of the new challenges to legislative leadership in the field of health on the House Appropriations Sub-Committee on Labor, Health, Education and Welfare.)