Vice President Spiro Agnew (center) with
Ambassador Robert G. Neumann and
King Zahir Shah at Gulkhana Palace.

Kabul, 1970

Vice President Agnew, accompanied by Apollo 10 astronauts Thomas Stafford and Eugene Cernan, visited Kabul during an eleven-nation tour of Asia. At a formal dinner hosted by the Royal Family, the American delegation presented the King with a piece of lunar rock, a small Afghan flag carried on the Apollo 11 flight to the moon, and photographs of Afghanistan taken from space.  

Courtesy of UCLA Library Special Collections. Neumann Family Papers.

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