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31 Years of Skutniks: A Brief History of Special Guests at the State of the Union Address

Jan 24, 2012

Named for Lenny Skutnik, the savior of a drowning jetliner passenger whose aircraft crashed into the Potomac River in 1982, these (mostly) heroic folks have been mainstays of the annual State of the Union address since Ronald Reagan started the tradition with Skutnik three decades ago.

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