This memo is from Daniel Parker to Theodore Marrs, the special assistant to the U.S. president for human resources. Parker, who works in the State Department's Agency for International Development, recommended the release of funds to begin airlifting 2,000 Vietnamese children in "safe and suitable" aircraft.
- How is A.I.D. assisting with refugee children in Vietnam?
- What can these children expect when they arrive in the United States?
- Compare this document to the statement given by President Ford on the same day. What is similar between the documents? What is different? Why would this document go into more detail about what specifically will happen with the children?
Parker, Daniel, "Memo for Theodore Marrs," 3 April 1975. Courtesy of Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library & Museum