Elmo R. Zumwalt

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Birthday
29, 1920
Birthplace
San Francisco, CA
Death Date
Jan 2, 2000 (79)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
29, 1920
Birthplace
San Francisco, CA
Death Date
Jan 2, 2000 (79)

About

Chief of Naval Operations who ordered the spraying of Agent Orange in Vietnam.

Before Fame

He forced the Navy to liberalize, removing, for example, the ban on beards and long hair.

Trivia

He eventually learned of Agent Orange's toxic effects and tried unsuccessfully to keep his son and others out of harm's way.

Family Life

His son was exposed to Agent Orange in Vietnam and developed severe health problems as a result.

Associated With

He and John Kerry both commanded Swift Boats in Vietnam.