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Gus Schuettler ©Stars and StripesWest Berlin, August, 1961: Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson waves from his limousine after arriving in West Berlin in the wake of the construction of the Berlin Wall a few days earlier. Johnson was accompanied by Gen. Lucius Clay, President Kennedy's special advisor; the next day, they greeted a column of nearly 500 vehicles and trailers from the 1st Battle Group, 18th Infantry, sent in from West Germany to shore up West Berlin's defense.

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