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President Truman Shakes Hands With Medal of Honor Recipients

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President Harry S. Truman congratulates three soldiers who fought in the Korean War after he presented them with the Congressional Medal of Honor in a ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House. From left to right: Marine Master Sergeant Harold E. Wilson, Birmingham, Alabama; President Truman; Army Lieutenant Lloyd L. Burke, Stuttgart, Arkansas; and Army Corporal Rodolfo P. Hernandez, Fowler, California. Various unidentified family members present at the ceremony stand directly behind them. Those identified on the back top row include, from left to right: General Omar N. Bradley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, far left; Arkansas Representative William F. Norrell, 5th from the left; Frank Pace, Secretary of the Army, 6th from the left; Alabama Senator Lister Hill, 3rd from the right; Dan A. Kimball, Secretary of the Navy, 2nd from the right; and Robert A. Lovett, Secretary of Defense, far right.

April 11, 1952