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737–7
  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • Stephen B. Bull
  • John A. Vann
  • Thomas Vann
  • Peter Vann
  • Dorothy Vann Cadorette
  • Mary Jane Vann
  • William P. Rogers
  • Melvin R. Laird
  • Ronald L. Ziegler
  • John K. Andrews
  • Joseph W. Alsop
June 16, 1972
Conversation No. 737-7

Date: June 16, 1972
Time: 12:44-12:53 pm
Location: Oval Office

The President met with Stephen B. Bull, John A. Vann, Justus Vann, Thomas Vann, Peter Vann,
Frank Vann, Eugene Vann, Dorothy Vann Cadorette, Mary Jane Vann, William P. Rogers,
Melvin R. Laird, Ronald L. Ziegler, Gen. Brent G. Scowcroft, Vernon C. Coffey, Jr., John K.
Andrews, Jr., and Joseph W. Alsop.

Greetings

Introductions
-Family size

Medal of Freedom presentation
-John Paul Vann
-Previous meeting with the President
-Oval Office
-Vietnam
-Alsop
-The President’s view
-Personal qualities
-Death
-The President's reaction
-Gen. Alexander M. Haig, Jr.
-Congressional Medal of Honor
-Vietnam
-South Vietnamese
-Objectives of war
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Feb-02)
Conv. No. 737-7 (cont.)

-Marquis de Lafayette
-Press coverage

Members of the press entered at an unknown time after 12:44 pm.

Presentation
-Introductions
-Rogers
-Laird
-Vietnam
-War
-John Paul Vann
-Meeting with the President
-Personal qualities
-Citation statement

Farewells

Members of the press and John A. Vann, et al., left at 12:53 pm.

Ceremony for Vann family
-Vann's son
-Attitudes
-Sources

The President's schedule
-Meeting with John D. Ehrlichman

Bull left at 12:53 pm
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