Events & Author Appearances

Against All Tides
Meet the Author: Marv Truhe
Virtual event with the Wisconsin Veterans Museum, Madison, WI 53703 (map it)
Monday, March 6, 2023 - 12:00pm

Author Marv Truhe will be participating in the Wisconsin Veterans Museum's Book Talk series, discussing his book Against All Tides.

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Against All Tides
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By Marv Truhe


Published Oct 2022

<strong>Simmering racial tensions inflamed by discriminatory punitive measures sparked a violent confrontation aboard the USS <em>Kitty Hawk</em> while it was engaged in air strikes off the coast of North Vietnam. </strong><br /><br />The US Navy charged Black sailors with rioting and assaults on White sailors in an incident referred to as a race riot, while totally ignoring violent unprovoked assaults committed by White sailors and Marines.<br /><br />Author Marv Truhe was a Navy JAG defense lawyer seeking justice for the accused Black sailors. Truhe possesses one of the most complete collections, personal or institutional, of original source documents of the <em>Kitty Hawk</em> incident and its legal aftermath—trial transcripts, investigation reports, hundreds of sworn statements and medical reports, federal court pleadings, and case files and witness interviews.<br /><br />How could virtually all official and unofficial accounts of the incident have placed blame for the incident solely on twenty-three Black sailors? How could they have been subjected to blatant racial injustices without their story being told until now? <br /><br /><strong>It is time to reveal the uncomfortable answers to these questions and expose the injustices perpetrated against these twenty-three young men.</strong>