Enroute to the USS Hornet to greet the Apollo 11 astronauts on their return to earth, Nixon stopped in at the U.S. military base on Johnston Atoll in the Pacific Ocean.
Here are the results of a Mandatory Review request I filed with the LBJ Library in 2010 for declassifying closed sections of LBJ’s so-called “X” file on Richard Nixon, the bombing halt, and the 1968 election.
President Nixon with Terry Anne Meeuwsen (Miss America 1973) Laurie Lea Schaefer (Miss America 1972). He shows them around the Rose Garden and South Portico of the White House.
President Nixon with the winners of the 7th World International Bowling Federation in the Executive Office Building bowling alley.
On July 24, 1969, President Nixon was on hand on the USS Hornet (commanded by Admiral John McCain) to watch the splashdown of the Apollo 11 capsule and return of the Apollo 11 astronauts to earth. Once back on the ship, in their quarantine van, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Mike Collins talked with the President.
Film footage of President Nixon welcoming Japanese Prime Minister Eisaku Sato to the White House for a State Visit, with a welcome ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House.
Film footage of President Nixon and Mrs. Pat Nixon visit New Orleans, Louisiana, in August 1970.
President Nixon flies in by Air Force One and Marine One to watch the college football “Game of the Century,” the University of watches the University of Texas beat the University of Arkansas in college football in a dramatic finish that lived up to Nixon’s pre-game prediction that it would be “one of the great football games of all time.”