President Eisenhower arrived by air Augusta, Georgia, Jan 7, and went on by helicopter to nearby Fort Gordon, where he said a nostalgic farewell to the United States Army.
LV Helicopter landing.
CU Sign 'US Army Fort Gordon'.
SV Eisenhower being greeted.
SV PAN..Eisenhower walking with commander.
LV Crowd watch.
SV Ike in jeep away to review troops.
LV TOWARDS..Ike in jeep passing troops.
SV Troops lined up.
LV PAN..Ike in jeep.
SV Troops lined up with colours.
SV Ike addressing troops.
SV PAN..colours passed.
SV Women marching past.
CU Troops passed.
GV Troops past Ike in f/g.
BACK VIEW..Ike takes off hat as colours passed.
SV PAN..military police passing in jeeps.
LV Jeeps passing.
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Background: President Eisenhower arrived by air Augusta, Georgia, Jan 7, and went on by helicopter to nearby Fort Gordon, where he said a nostalgic farewell to the United States Army.
Received with a 21-gun salute and the national anthem, the President - who relinquishes his duties as C-in-C on Jan 20 - was accompanied by Col.Guidera as he rode in a jeep along a line of 2,500 troops.
Speaking to the men, the outgoing Commander-in-Chief briefly dwelt on military reminiscences. He said: "Fifty years ago I entered the military service. This is the last review I shall ever receive in my life." Eisenhower took the opportunity to say good-bye to the Army - "an Army that has had all these years not only my admiration and affection, but my deep feeling of confidence that in such bodies as this, and in your sister services, the United States has a shield that no enemy dare attack or attempt to break down".