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    A HERO'S WELCOME AWAITED ASTRONAUT L.GORDON COOPER YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) IN WASHINGTON WHEN HE STEPPED OFF?

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    A HERO'S WELCOME AWAITED ASTRONAUT L.GORDON COOPER YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) IN WASHINGTON WHEN HE STEPPED OFF THE PRESIDENT'S PRIVATE AIRCRAFT WHICH HAD BEEN SENT TO CAPE CANAVERAL TO COLLECT HIM AND HIS FAMILY.

    WAITING TO WELCOME MAJOR COOPER WAS THE VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, LYNDON JOHNSON.THEN THE PARTY BOARDED A HELICOPTER WHICH TOOK THEM TO THE GROUNDS OF THE WHITE HOUSE.

    IN HIS SPEECH PRAISING THE COURAGE AND ABILITY OF THE ASTRONAUT, PRESIDENT KENNEDY SAID THAT MAJOR COOPER HAD GIVEN THE UNITED STATES "A GREAT DAY AND A GREAT LIFT." HE THEN PINNED THE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL OF THE NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION ON THE ASTRONAUT'S BREAST.MAJOR COOPER BRIEFLY THANKED THE PRESIDENT FOR THE HONOUR BESTOWED UPON HIM.

    AFTER A BRIEF RECEPTION IN THE PRESIDENT'S OFFICE, MAJOR COOPER, HIS WIFE TRUDY, AND HIS TWO DAUGHTERS, CAMILA AND JANITA, AND HIS MOTHER LEFT FOR THE CAPITOL.BUT BEFORE THEY LEFT THE WHITE HOUSE, MRS.JACQUELINE KENNEDY BROUGHT HER TWO-YEAR OLD SON JOHN DOWN THE STEPS TO WHERE COOPER WAS SITTING.THE ASTRONAUT PATTED THE CHILD WHO WAS RATHER AWED BY THE OCCASION, AND TURNED HIS HEAD TOWARDS HIS MOTHER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5BSCUXNMFH756NUE0GC9RE2FY
    Media URN:
    VLVA5BSCUXNMFH756NUE0GC9RE2FY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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