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President Harry S. Truman at Wake Island

Accession Number: 2013-336

President Harry S. Truman at Wake Island

 8x10 inches (21x26 cm), Black and White
Description: President Harry S. Truman delivering a speech and presenting a Distinguished Service Medal to General Douglas MacArthur. In the foreground, from left to right, facing the camera: Press Secretary Charles Ross, Special Assistant to the President Averell Harriman, General Robert Landry, Admiral Arthur Radford (partly obscured by Truman), President Truman, Secretary of the Army Frank Pace, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Omar Bradley, General Harry Vaughan, Charles Murphy, David Bell, General Wallace, Graham, and Assistant Secretary of State Dean Rusk. General MacArthur is facing Truman, his back to the camera, with the top of his hat between Mr. Ross and Mr. Harriman. All others are unidentified.
Date: October 15, 1950
Related Collection: E. Vernice Anderson Papers
ARC Keywords: Armed forces officers; Cabinet officers; Generals; Korean War, 1950-1953; Presidential advisors; Presidential press secretaries; Presidential trips; Presidents; White House staff
HST Keywords: Truman - Awards - Giving - Distinguished Service Medal; Truman - Trips - Wake Island - 1950
People Pictured: Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972; Bell, David E. (David Elliot), 1919-2000; Bradley, Omar Nelson, 1893-1981; Graham, Wallace Harry, 1910-1996; Harriman, W. Averell (William Averell), 1891-1986; Landry, Robert B. (Robert Broussard), 1909-2000; MacArthur, Douglas, 1880-1964; Murphy, Charles S. (Charles Springs), 1909-1983; Pace, Frank, 1912-1988; Radford, Arthur William, 1896-1973; Ross, Charles G. (Charles Griffith), 1885-1950; Vaughan, Harry H., 1893-1981; Rusk, Dean, 1909-1994
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