Conversation: 635-012Prev: 635-011 Next: 635-013
Start Date: 10-Dec-1971 12:03 PM
End Date: 10-Dec-1971 12:15 PM
Participants:Nixon, Richard M. (President); Bull, Stephen B.; Chafee, John H.; Moorer, Thomas H. (Adm.); Zumwalt, Elmo R., Jr. (Adm.); Ryan, John D. (Gen.); Westmoreland, William (Gen.); Chapman, Leonard F. (Gen.); Chapman, Leonard F. (Mrs.); Crutcher, R. D.; Dailey, Joseph (SGM); Warner, John W.; Fields, Lewis J. (Lt. Gen.); Fields, Lewis J. (Mrs.); Davis, Raymond G. (Gen.); Davis, Raymond G. (Mrs.); Van Ryzin, William J. (Gen.); Chaisson, John (Gen.); Chaisson, John (Mrs.); Terry, Debbie; Schultz, Richard; Thomas, Gerald (Col.); Wages, C. J.; Felter, Joseph; Weigh, William (GySgt.); Shultz, George P.; Coffey, Vernon C., Jr.; Hughes, James D. ("Don");
Recording Device: Oval Office
Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 03:10:37
Full Tape Conversation End Time: 03:23:51
On December 10, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon, Stephen B. Bull, John H. Chafee, Adm. Thomas H. Moorer, Adm. Elmo R. Zumwalt, Jr., Gen. John D. Ryan, Gen. William Westmoreland, Gen. Leonard F. Chapman, Mrs. Leonard F. Chapman, R. D. Crutcher, SGM Joseph Dailey, John W. Warner, Lt. Gen. Lewis J. Fields, Mrs. Lewis J. Fields, Gen. Raymond G. Davis, Mrs. Raymond G. Davis, Gen. William J. VanRyzin, Gen. John Chaisson, Mrs. John Chaisson, Debbie Terry, Richard Schultz, Col. Gerald Thomas, C. J. Wages, Joseph Felter, GySgt. William Weigh, George P. Shultz, Vernon C. Coffey, Jr., and James D. ("Don") Hughes met in the Oval Office of the White House from 12:03 pm to 12:15 pm. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 635-012 of the White House Tapes.
Nixon Library Finding Aid:
Conversation No. 635-12 Date: December 10, 1971 Time: 12:03 pm - 12:15 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull, John H. Chafee, Adm. Thomas H. Moorer, Adm. Elmo R. Zumwalt, Gen. John D. Ryan, Gen. William C. Westmoreland, Gen. and Mrs. Leonard F. Chapman, Jr., Mrs, R.D. Crutcher, Captain J.H. Blichfeldt, SGM Joseph Dailey, John W. Warner, Lt. Gen. and Mrs. Lewis J. Fields, Gen. and Mrs. Raymond G. Davis, Lt. Gen. William J. Van Ryzin, Lt. Gen. and Mrs. John Chaisson, Col. and Mrs. David Twomey, Col. Richard Schulz, Col. Gerald Thomas, Com. C.J. Wages, Major Joseph Felter, GySgt. William Weigh, George P. Shultz, Lt. Col. Vernon C. Coffey, and Brig. Gen. James D. Hughes; the White House photographer and members of the press were present at the beginning of the meeting. Instructions Bull left at an unknown time before 12:14 pm. [General conversation] Introductions [Photograph session] Award presentation -Distinguished Service Medal -Gen. Leonard F. Chapman, Jr. -Reminiscences from the President -Marine Corps career -Mrs. Chapman -Sons -Vietnam -Citation -Chapman's remarks -Sgt. Maj. Dailey -Families [General conversation] The President talked with Stephen B. Bull between 12:14 pm and 12:15 pm. 32 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 10/06) Conv. No. 635-12 (cont.) [Conversation No. 635-12A] [See Conversation No. 16-78] [End of telephone conversation] Bull and Alexander P. Butterfield entered and Chafee, et al. left at 12:15 pm. The President’s schedule -Gen. Alexander M. Haig, Jr. Bull and Butterfield left at 12:15 pm.