Dr. Ed interviews Lt. Col. Edward Kennedy.
Lt. Col. Kennedy’s nearly 47-year military career was recently ended when he was dismissed from his professorship of Military History at the Army Staff College. Professor Kennedy was branded as “politically incorrect” for being a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. He was ultimately dismissed by the Staff College for having a Robert E. Lee coffee mug in his office.
Lt. Col. Kennedy tells his story of growing up in post WWII Germany as the son of a Naval officer to enlisting in the Army during the Vietnam era, attending West Point, returning to the Army as an officer, serving in the officer’s corps for 21 years, and then teaching in the Staff College for another 2 decades.
Kennedy’s story is a patriotic one of honoring his ancestors and serving his country. Doing these two things should have been complimentary, sadly, they were not.