Lieutenant E.B. Kalber, a member of the 17th Combat Engineers, 2nd Armored Division (front right), reads the Presidential Citation to troops for building a bridge under fire across the Rhine River during World War II. President Harry S. Truman personally presented the citation while in Germany for the Potsdam Conference in 1945. Platform (L to R): Brigadier General Harry H. Vaughan; Major General Floyd L. Parks; Secretary of State James F. Byrnes; two unidentified military officers; President Truman; Admiral of the Fleet William D. Leahy.
Byrnes, James F. (James Francis), 1882-1972
President Harry S. Truman (smiling and standing at desk) announces the surrender of Japan at the conclusion of World War II to the media. First row, left to right: Admiral William D. Leahy, Chief of Staff; Secretary of State James F. Byrnes; President Truman; and Cordell Hull, Secretary of State under Franklin Roosevelt.