October 26, 1966. While visiting Cam Ranh Bay, LBJ awards service decorations and Purple Hearts, and delivers a speech to the soldiers at the base.
“For the first time—at the last part of his speech, the President’s voice quavered, and most of the party felt he was quite choked up—the scene was such a moving one—the President’s voice began to break a little. The newsmen around said he gave the best speech ever, and they could feel his speaking from his heart—obviously emotionally wound up.”
—-The President’s Daily Diary, 10/26/66. LBJ Presidential Library photos C3601-23, C3602-20, C3599-27, A3395-5, and C3598-22; public domain. Read all of President Johnson’s remarks at Cam Ranh Bay, South Vietnam here.