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President Truman's presentation of 28 Congressional Medals of Honor at the White House

This four-part recording of President Harry S. Truman's presentation of the Congressional Medal of Honor to 28 military heroes begins in Spanish. An announcer interviews a few different people before the presentation. President Truman's presentation from the East Room of the White House, in English, is in part three. After Mr. Truman's brief remarks, the Spanish announcer comes back on. Part four includes the playing and singing of the Star Spangled Banner. One recipient specifically mentioned is Marcario Garcia, a Mexican-American.