Monday, January 15, 1962
January 15, 1962
JFK was in Washington, D.C. In the afternoon, he traveled to the State Department where he held a press conference in the State Department Auditorium.
Kennedy was less than truthful with some of his answers:
“Mr. President, are American troops now in combat in Vietnam?”
In fact, US helicopter pilots had been flying combat missions for a month in helicopters that had been shipped into Vietnam from the Phillipines.