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[1969 – Color, President Nixon: Midway Island Meeting w/ Vietnam’s President Thieu, 08Jun69]
Slate: 08Jun69 Camera B.J. Ladwig.
18:41:52 LS of artillery firing salute, largely blocked by parked airplane.
18:42:10 Officers saluting w/ Marine band playing on tarmac. Honor guards. Marines at attention behind officers.
18:42:45 Albatross landing on tarmac & walking across, then running. LS Presidential Air Force One landing, taxiing.
18:44:14 MS Marines at parade rest, attention. MCU plane steps & President Nixon, Secretary of State Rogers, Admiral John McCain Jr., COMCHIEFPAC, Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird down steps, shaking hands w/ military Station’s Commanding officer. Walk across tarmac towards camera w/ Ehrlichman, Henry Kissinger, Henry Cabot Lodge & others following. Nixon onto viewing stand, facing military band playing.
18:47:25 MCU Marines at attention, parade rest, Nixon off platform & walks to entrance of Midway US Naval Air Station. LS over heads of military & spectators w/ Nixon shaking hands. Still photographer moved back behind rope.
18:49:35 CU Nixon walking up to crowd including Pan American Stewardesses (?) w/ Rogers & Ehrlichman behind him.
18:49:55 Nixon (from behind) watching arrival of Pan American Aviation plane w/ US & Vietnamese flags outside cockpit windows. Nixon walks to plane, President NGUYEN VAN THIEU & party down steps, greeted by Nixon, handshaking.
18:51:06 MS walking across tarmac towards camera. Henry Cabot Lodge & others greeting Thieu. Thieu & Nixon talking.
18:51:51 Nixon & Thieu onto reviewing stand; Navy sailors in dress whites at attention. Marine Corps band playing; Nixon follows Thieu off stand.
18:52:33 Walking past, reviewing troops.
Diplomacy; Vietnam War; 1969; Ceremony;
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