Born December 2, 1924, Alexander M. Haig, Jr., filled many different government roles in his impressive career: U.S. Secretary of State, Four-Star General, Military Assistant and White House Chief of Staff, a position he retained until Nixon's resignation.
During the Battle of Ap Gu in March 1967, Lt. Col. Haig's troops became pinned down by heavy gunfire behind enemy lines near the Cambodian border. To help remove troops, Haig boarded a helicopter and flew into the heat of battle. His helicopter was shot down. As he excited the helicopter, Haig continued to move despite being wounded by an enemy grenade. As a result of his actions, he received the Distinguished Service Cross, the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Purple Heart.
Haig served as White House Chief of Staff during the height of the Watergate affair from May 1973 until September 1974. He played a large role in crisis management during the affair and was credited with keeping the government operating while Nixon was preoccupied with Watergate. He also played a pivotal role in getting Nixon to resign. Haig also played an instrumental role in finally persuading Nixon to resign.
In his book, "Shadow," Bob Woodward describes Haig's role as the point main between Nixon and then Vice President Gerald Ford during the final days of Watergate. For many years, people speculated that Haig was Deep Throat, the anonymous source for Watergate reporters Woodward and Carl Bernstein. However, in 2005, in was revealed that W. Mark Felt, the associate director of the FBI, was Deep Throat.
Very nice color 8" x 10" photograph inscribed to Bob and signed in silver pen.
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