• Short Summary

    United States Secretary of Defense, Melvin R. Laird has been in Europe attending North Atlantic?

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    (a) Aerial view of USS FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT
    11 ft


    (b) U. S. Navy helicopter landing on carrier deck
    6 ft


    (c) Secretary of Defense Laird getting out of helicopter and walking on carrier deck
    13 ft


    (d) Secretary Laird being welcomed by U. S. Marines on carrier
    5 ft


    (e) Secretary Laird on carrier's bridge
    3 ft


    (f) Aircraft being positioned for launch
    5 ft


    (g) Secretary Laird watching aircraft launching operations
    3 ft


    (h) Carrier's aircraft being launched
    20 ft


    (i) Carrier aircraft saluting Secretary Laird with fly-by
    2 ft


    (j) Aerial view of carrier, USS FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT
    2 ft



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    Background: United States Secretary of Defense, Melvin R. Laird has been in Europe attending North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) meetings and visiting U. S. military units, servicemen and their families.

    After attending two NATO meetings, the Secretary of Defense visited the U. S. Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean Sea.

    Secretary Laird travelled by helicopter from Ciampino Airport, Italy, to the flagship of the Sixth Fleet, the USS LITTLE ROCK, where he toured the cruiser and received a briefing on Sixth Fleet operations. From the flagship. Mr. Laird was again transported by Navy helicopter to the aircraft carrier, USS FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT.

    Aboard the huge ship, Mr. Laird met some of the crewmen and was welcomed by representatives of the U. S. Marine Corps contingent stationed on the carrier.

    After the formalities were completed, Secretary Laird journeyed to the ship's bridge where he observed aircraft launching operations.

    The U. S. Navy aircraft saluted the Defense Secretary with a fly-by over the USS ROOSEVELT.

    After the brief visit aboard ship, the Secretary flew back to Rome.

    Secretary laird is scheduled to return to the United States on June 26, 1970.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA73L1AXEIVH7HDHE5J0I429S7O
    Media URN:
    VLVA73L1AXEIVH7HDHE5J0I429S7O
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/06/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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