I will never forget this day. We were on advance trip in preparation for President Reagans visit to Berlin. At the time I was the Chief of Staff for Mrs. Reagan. This day we visited the wall and the NATO troops that were guarding the wall. We interviewed a number of the patrol and they told us stories about East Germans trying to get over the wall and being pulled off the wall, etc. We also had opportunity to visit East Berlin and see the condition and contrast from West Berlin. Unbelievable the contrast between the conditions on either side of this wall.