This Day in Cold War History

Friday, June 13, 2014

President Reagan's Berlin speech - "Mr. Gorbachev..."

Now here is a President that understood foreign diplomacy with the Russians.

This week marks the anniversary of the "Mr. Gorbachev" wall speech.

I've provided the links here for you to access his words on YouTube.

There are two links, the first is a short one for the time constrained visitor. The second is the entire speech. (3:59, and 26:42 respectively).

Much appreciation to for the speeches and Google Images for the photo.
Please share your Cold War story. Where did you serve? Military or Civilian? Stateside or Overseas. Fulda Gap? Berlin? NATO? CIA? State Department? The Dew Line? On a Missile Battery? Down in a Silo? At Sea? Under the Sea? In the Air? According to the VA over 26 million Vets are still alive. I'd bet that most served in the 1945-1991 timeframe and I'd like to share your story on this blog. As long as it isn't still classified, email me with your story and I will post it here.