|55. Citation Accompanying the Medal for Merit Presented to John Monroe Johnson|
March 8, 1946 |
CITATION TO ACCOMPANY THE AWARD Of THE MEDAL FOR MERIT
JOHN MONROE JOHNSON
JOHN MONROE JOHNSON, for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the United States as Director of the Office of Defense Transportation. His broad experience and understanding of transportation problems were of inestimable value to both the armed forces of the Nation and its transportation agencies, when transportation was more vital to the war effort than in any previous war. The soundness of his concept of the problem and his policies were of immeasurable assistance to the Nation in satisfactorily handling the movements of personnel and materials, in numbers and volume without parallel in history. His ability, his industry and his untiring devotion to duty were of incalculable benefit to the war effort of the Nation.
HARRY S. TRUMAN
NOTE: The presentation was made by the President at the White House at 12:30 p.m. in a joint ceremony also honoring J. Edgar Hoover and John J. Pelley (see Items 54 and 56).
Provided courtesy of The American Presidency Project. John Woolley and Gerhard Peters. University of California, Santa Barbara.