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    SCOPE: This coverage is of General Louis H. Wilson accepting the Marine Corps Battle Color?

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    Marine rings bell to start ceremony.
    2 ft

    Marine Corps band marches in.
    3 ft

    Audience shot.
    2 ft

    General Cushman receives 4th DSM from Secretary Middendorf.
    7 ft

    Secretary Schlesinger observes ceremony.
    1 ft

    General Wilson's speech.
    16 ft

    Passing of the Marine Battle Color.
    21 ft

    Troops pass in review.
    16 ft

    Generals Cushman and Wilson shake hands at conclusion of ceremony.
    6 ft


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    Background: SCOPE: This coverage is of General Louis H. Wilson accepting the Marine Corps Battle Color and becoming the 26th Commandant of the Marine Corps.

    BACKGROUND: General Louis H. Wilson accepted the Marine Corps highest post from outgoing Commandant, General Robert E. Cushman, Jr., at a ceremony at Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C., at 2:30 p.m. on 30 June 1975. Earlier in the day, Secretary of Navy J. William Middendorf II presented General Wilson with his fourth star. The appointments as a general and Commandant of the Marine Corps became effective 1 July 1975. General Cushman was also presented his fourth award of the Distinguished Service Medal.

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