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August 22nd, 1968

On this day in 1968, President Johnson called for the withdrawal of Soviet troops after their invasion of Czechoslovakia. The invasion stalled the Johnson Administration’s efforts to limit the spread of armaments and to mutually reduce troop strength in Europe.

August 22nd, 1968

On this day in 1968, President Johnson awarded the Presidential Unit Citation to Company A, 1st Battalion and Company B, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry, USA.