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Created by John Eipper on 07/20/19 4:31 PM

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Memories of Apollo 11, Chappaquiddick (Michael Sullivan, USA, 07/20/19 4:31 pm)

I'll never forget 20 July 1969, as I had just returned from a mission in my F-4 in northern Laos and landed at our base in Chu Lai, South Vietnam. My ground job was as the squadron's Aircraft Maintenance Officer and I was met as I got out of the aircraft by the senior enlisted Master Sergeant who was the Aircraft Maintenance Chief. He usually met me when I returned to discuss aircraft availability and the plans for returning mechanically down aircraft back to a flyable condition. But on this day he also had a copy of the Stars and Stripes daily military newspaper with him which published the Pacific area edition. He said you won't believe this and handed me the paper. The top half of front page said in huge letters. "Blonde Dead, Ted Safe" and the bottom half had a black and white picture of a pier projecting out onto a river. The AMC then said to open the paper to the next page and on page three I saw in the headlines "Armstrong Lands on the Moon!"

The priorities of the media to place scandal over more newsworthy and historical events is still prevalent today!

JE comments:  Plus ça change.  Or not:  no newspaper today could get away with a headline like that.

Michael, wasn't Neil Armstrong a Navy aviator?  Was his achievement celebrated by pilots in the Marine Corps, or was there some inter-service rivalry/jealousy?  A bit of both?

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