Trip Down Memory Lane With Frank Wills, Security Guard Who Reported The Watergate Burglary

As I watched Frost v Nixon last night, I’m trying to find out about Watergate. I thought I had never heard of Watergate before. However realised, recent news has compared last year’s presidential election to Watergate. This article below, also mentions that Watergate was covered in the Post. I saw the Post last month; I enjoyed it at the time butcan remember little about it. Does this say something about quality of Post film / Frost v Nixon play OR as I suspect show my preference for live theatre over films.

Gronda Morin

Frank Wills, the security guard who discovered the Watergate break-in, after being honored by the Democratic National Committee in 1978. (Associated Press)

Frank Wills is the hero of this story. He has rarely been mentioned in all the news coverage of the Watergate scandal era from 1972-1974, even though he is the key that opened the door to one of the biggest scandals in US history. He was the security guard who called the police on the evening of June 17, 1972 , after midnight, to report a burglary in progress at the Watergate office complex in Washington DC.  The police did arrive in time to interrupt the burglary in the Democratic National Committee Offices. Five men were arrested.

This exposed break-in started the ball rolling for the following historic events described under the umbrella termed the Watergate Scandal which ended with President Richard Nixon resigning in 1974, rather than…

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