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Ronald Reagan

In the Vietnam War era, Americans became more interested in recovering missing troops -- largely because of the activism of some military families.

Reagan Red is on display at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, which is honoring Nancy Reagan, who died on Sunday at age 94.

The era of Reagan Red began when her husband Ronald Reagan was inaugurated as the 40th U.S. president in 1981.

Ronald Wilson Reagan served as the 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989. The movie star turned Governor of California was an unlikely pick for president, but a common touch an ideological flexibility and a strength of specific convictions made him an appealing choice for voters. 

The man who shot President Ronald Reagan in 1981 is making a new push for freedom.

John Hinckley Jr. was found not guilty by reason of insanity and confined to a mental institution for shooting the president, Press Secretary James Brady and two law enforcement officers. Now he's asking a federal judge to allow him to live full time with his mother in Virginia.