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Parks, Floyd Lavinius, 1896-1959

President Truman Visits Troops in Germany

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.

Stimson and party on inspection tour near the Potsdam Conference

Secretary of War Henry Stimson and party riding in half-track on an inspection tour of the Second Armored Division near the Potsdam Conference. Left to right are: Major General Floyd Parks, General George S. Patton, Jr., Assistant Secretary of War John J. McCloy, Secretary Stimson, Special Assistant to the Secretary of War Harvey H. Bundy, and Brigadier General John H. Collier. From Potsdam album, 1945.

Dignitaries review the 2nd Armored Division during the Potsdam Conference

From left to right: Major General Floyd Parks, U. S. Commanding General, Berlin Area; General George S. Patton, Jr., Commanding General, U. S. 3rd Army; Colonel William H. Kyle, aide to Secretary of War Stimson; John J. McCloy, Assistant Secretary of War; Harvey H. Bundy; and Secretary of War, Henry L. Stimson stand in a half track as they review the 2nd Armored Division, in Berlin, Germany during the Potsdam Conference. From Potsdam album, 1945.

Secretary of the Army Frank Pace with United States Army Officers at Fort Jackson, South Carolina

Secretary of the Army Frank Pace, Jr. is standing with a group of United States Army officers that accompanied him on his visit to Fort Jackson, South Carolina. From left to right: Major General Floyd L. Parks, Chief of Information, Department of the Army; Lieutenant General George H. Decker; Secretary of the Army Frank Pace Jr.; Lieutenant General Alexander R. Bolling, Third Army commander; and Major General W. P. Shephard, Post and 8th Infantry Division commander. Others in the background are unidentified.