Photo of the day From the Stripes archives

December 10, 2004


Red Grandy ©Stars and Stripes

Barcelona, Spain, June 23, 1970: U.S. Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird, center, and Ambassador to Spain Robert C. Hill, right, are greeted by Spanish chief of state Francisco Franco at the Palace of Pedralbes. Laird, making his first visit to Spain since 1954, was the first U.S. defense secretary to meet with the generalissimo.