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Louis Johnson greets William R. McLand along with other service personnel

On their visit to the Pentagon, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson (center) greets T/Sgt. William R. McLand (second from left), U. S. Air Force, Pope Air Force Base, Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, and twenty-eight other outstanding solders, sailors, airmen, and Marines, who are visiting Washington, D.C., from January 12 to 15, 1950, as guests of the Department of Defense. The identities of the other servicemen are unknown and were selected by their respective services from among enlisted personnel on the basis of leadership, conduct, bearing and initiative. The soldiers were selected from Ft.