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President Harry S. Truman Presents Medal of Honor to Recipient

This is a general view of the mass Congressional Medal of Honor presentation ceremony held in the White House Garden in which fifteen servicemen were awarded the Honor. President Harry S. Truman is shown here, center, presenting the award to Corporal Thomas E. Atkins, Campobello, South Carolina. Includes partial view of the south side of the White House and the West Executive Office Building. General George C. Marshall is seated on the far right, second from the left. Major General Harry Vaughan is standing next to the United States glad near the table holding the medals.

Courtyard View at Cecilienhof

This is a photograph looking into the courtyard at Cecilienhof in Potsdam, Germany. The floral star at the center of the courtyard was described as red in color by Richard Beckman, Agent, Criminal Investigation Division, U.S. Army who was assigned to protect President Harry S. Truman at the Potsdam Conference in Germany.