of one of the members of the Color Guard passing out that day with
President Johnson. We stood at the position of attention one hour that
day. When the guy passed out the guy next to him reached and took the
flag to prevent it from touching the ground.
'HITS THE DECK -
Sgt. Francis Doerr of Lindale, Pa., passed out during ceremonies at Fort
Benning's Doughboy Stadium Friday for President Lyndon B. Johnson. Doerr,
a member of the five-man colors guard, fainted while standing at
attention with the American flag. A fellow serviceman at Doerr's left
kept the flag from falling when Doerr fell to his knees. Another
serviceman was reported to have fainted during the ceremonies. -
Enquirer photo by Allen Horne.'