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[Charles Wilson in Israel in Captured Tank ]

Description: Photograph of US Congressman Charles Wilson sitting atop a captured Russian-made Egyptian tank in Israel in December 1973. Diboll Free Press Collection, The History Center, Diboll, Texas. Following the October 1973 Arab-Israeli War, East Texas Congressman Charlie Wilson inspected this Russian-built T-62 tank captured by Israel. Wilson, as a member of the Near East subcommittee of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, visited Israel comparing U.S. military equipment to that of Russia. Wilson concluded in a December 1973 newspaper column that we were “growing lax in our preparedness,” as he thought our best equipment was not as advanced as what Russia was then supplying Egypt and Syria.
Date: December 1973
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The History Center

[Charles Wilson in Pakistan]

Description: Photograph of Congressman Charles Wilson drinking with Pakistanis in Pakistan. This image was taken during the filming of a CBS 60 Minutes episode. May or June 1988.
Date: 1988-05/1988-06
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The History Center

[Charles Wilson No Evil 1981]

Description: Photograph of Texas Congressional Delegation members Kent Hance, Charlie Wilson, and Phil Gramm in the "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil" pose at Ronald Reagan's inauguration on January 20, 1981.
Date: January 20, 1981
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The History Center

[Charles Wilson outside Texas Capitol]

Description: Photograph of State representative Charles Wilson outside of the Texas capitol with three supporters. Left to right: Joe Ned Dean, District Judge for Trinity County, Claudette Lowe of Lufkin, and Jeannie Wayland, who was Wilson's administrative assistant. April 22, 1965.
Date: April 22, 1965
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The History Center

[Charles Wilson Portrait]

Description: Photograph of Congressman Charles Wilson. This photograph was a personal favorite of Barbara and Charlie Wilson. Taken October 7, 2003. Charles Bogel is the photographer.
Date: October 7, 2003
Creator: Bogel, Charles
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The History Center

[Charles Wilson Shooting Machine Gun]

Description: Photograph of Congressman Charles Wilson firing a machine gun in Afghanistan during the filming of an episode of "60 Minutes" in May-June 1988. This photograph was used for the cover of George Crile's book, Charlie Wilson's War.
Date: 1988-05/1988-06
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The History Center