ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Former U.S. Sen. Jim Webb from Virginia announced he will not accept a Naval Academy Alumni Association award because of recent protests from other alumni.

Media outlets report several alumni wrote to the association starting last week, asking the organization to rescind the Distinguished Graduate Award planned for Webb, a 1968 graduate, because of his record of statements on women in the military.

The award ceremony will take place Friday.

Photo courtesy of Jim Webb, Vietnam circa 1969. Webb was awarded a Navy Cross for his service.


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