Ron Nessen

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Ronald Harold Nessen (born May 25, 1934) is an American government official. He was the thirteenth White House Press Secretary for President Gerald Ford from 1974 to 1977. He replaced Jerald terHorst. Nessen was born in Washington, D.C..

Nessen, who also worked NBC News as a war correspondent during the Vietnam War, was seriously wounded by grenade fragments while on patrol outside Pleiku in July 1966. He was with cameraman Peter Boultwood when he was wounded.[1][2]

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  1. Steinman, Ron, Inside Television's First War: A Saigon Journal (University of Missouri Press, 2002), via books.google.com. Retrieved 2016-01-14.
  2. "NBC's Ron Nessen wounded while on patrol with Charlie Company of 101st Airborne", nbcuniversalarchives.com. Retrieved 2015-08-06.

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