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ARC Identifier 32562 / Local Identifier 111-LC-54155 - Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations. U.S. Army Audiovisual Center. (ca. 1974 - 05/15/1984) - 1969 - Summary: A full honor ceremony was held for President Richard M Nixon at the Pentagon on his first offical visit. Secretary of Defense Melvin R Laird and chairman of the JCS, Gen Earle G Wheeler await arrival of President Nixon. President Nixon arrives, is greeted and walks thru the Honor Guard. Cut- away shots of spectators and VIPs. President Nixon on stand during military ceremonies. Pres Nixon meets the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) and their civilian counterparts. INT Pentagon - Pres Nixon greets civilian employees and speaks to VIPs in auditorium. The President visits the Hall of Heroes and looks over displays of medals. Shots of the military units on the field. MS, JCS and civilian service secretaries. Pres Nixon on review stand receives service flags. LS, military units on the field. Pres Nixon shakes hands with JCS and their respective secretaries. MCU, various service Honor Guards. Pres Nixon departs from the Pentagon. LS, Pentagon building, military units in fg. MS 21- gun salute. VS, full honor ceremonies. MCU, Pres Nixon, Sec Laird and Gen Wheeler near presidential car. - Copied by Tim Vollmer



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