• Short Summary

    THE NEWLY APPOINTED NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANISATION SUPREME COMMANDER, GENERAL ANDREW JACKSON GOODPASTER, FLEW INTO THE NETHERLANDS YESTERDAY (MONDAY) FOR HIS FIRST OFFICIAL VISIT IN HIS NEW POST.

  • Description

    THE NEWLY APPOINTED NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANISATION SUPREME COMMANDER, GENERAL ANDREW JACKSON GOODPASTER, FLEW INTO THE NETHERLANDS YESTERDAY (MONDAY) FOR HIS FIRST OFFICIAL VISIT IN HIS NEW POST. HE WAS WELCOMED AT THE ROYAL PALACE IN THE HAGUE BY QUEEN JULIANA.

    THE 54-YEAR-OLD GENERAL, WHO SUCCEEDED GENERAL LYMAN B. LEMNITZER AS SUPREME ALLIED COMMANDER EUROPE AT THE BEGINNING OF JULY, WAS GREETED AT IEPENBURG AIRFIELD, NEAR THE HAGUE, BY HIGH RANKING MEMBERS OF THE DUTCH MILITARY.

    THE DUTCH MINISTER OF DEFENCE, W. DEN TOOM, JOINED QUEEN JULIANA TO MEET GENERAL GOODPASTER AT THE ROYAL PALACE. LATER, THE DEFENCE MINISTER JOINED GENERAL GOODPASTER FOR TALKS.

    PRIOR TO HIS NATO APPOINTMENT, GENERAL GOODPASTER SERVED AS DEPUTY COMMANDER IN VIETNAM, AND WAS SUBSEQUENTLY APPOINTED TO THE AMERICAN DELEGATION AT THE VIET NAM PEACE TALKS IN PARIS.

    BUT HIS ASSOCIATION WITH NATO DATES BACK TO THE 1950's WHEN, UNDER GENERAL EISENHOWER, HE HELPED TO ORGANISE THE STRUCTURE OF THE ATLANTIC ALLIANCE.

    HE STUDIED AT PRINCETON UNIVERSITY FOR A PH.D IN POLITICAL SCIENCE, AFTER PREVIOUSLY GRADUATING FROM WEST POINT MILITARY ACADEMY IN 1939.

    DURING WORLD WAR TWO, HIS COURAGE EARNED HIM THE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS AND THE SILVER STAR, AS WELL AS TWO PURPLE HEARTS FOR COMBAT INJURIES WHILE LEADING AN ENGINEER BATTALION IN THE NORTH AFRICAN AND ITALIAN CAMPAIGNS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3LJAEXGCMMR5WYUCA7DQM6ZCU
    Media URN:
    VLVA3LJAEXGCMMR5WYUCA7DQM6ZCU
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/09/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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