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    Ernest Hemingway Looking at a Map with a Soldier During World War II
    Circa 1944

    Accession Number: EH06891P Description: Ernest Hemingway looking at a map with a soldier during World War II. Credit Line: Ernest Hemingway Collection. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston. Return to Gallery: Wars 1917-1945

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    Joseph Darby (2005)

    In January 2004, while serving with the 372nd Military Police Company in Iraq, Joseph M. Darby, then an Army Specialist, anonymously turned in to Army investigators a fellow soldier's photographs depicting members of his unit taking part in the torture and humiliation of Iraqi prisoners at the Abu Ghraib prison. Darby's tip calling attention to the...

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    Ernest Hemingway, Martha Gellhorn, and Unidentified Soldiers during the Sino-Japanese War
    Circa 1941

    Accession Number: EH04646P Description: Ernest Hemingway, Martha Gellhorn, and unidentified soldiers during the Sino-Japanese War. Credit Line: Ernest Hemingway Collection. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston. Return to Gallery: Wars 1917-1945

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    Ernest Hemingway with Joris Ivens and Two Soldiers During the Spanish Civil War
    Circa 1937-1938

    Accession Number: EH05408P Description: Ernest Hemingway with film cameraman, Joris Ivens, and two soldiers during the Spanish Civil War. Credit Line: Ernest Hemingway Collection. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston. Return to Gallery: Wars 1917-1945

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    Public Servants of September 11 (2002)

    On May 6, 2002, a special and unprecedented John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award for Public Service was awarded to the thousands of selfless public servants who demonstrated extraordinary courage and heroism in response to the tragic events of September 11. In defining public servants, the Profile in Courage Award Committee included all private...

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    Green Beret

    This green beret was left by the eternal flame at the grave site of President John F. Kennedy by Command Sergeant Major Francis Ruddy on the day of the President's funeral.   President Kennedy championed the role of Special Forces and authorized the wearing of the green beret on October 12, 1961.  This beret is displayed in his memory and...

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    John Murtha (2006)

    In November 2005, U.S. Congressman John P. Murtha (D-PA), a Vietnam War veteran and the ranking Democrat and former chairman of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, galvanized debate about the war in Iraq by calling for the phased withdrawal of U.S. troops from the conflict. Murtha, who had voted in favor of the Iraq war, argued that Amer...

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    John F. Kennedy and PT109

    John F. Kennedy's comment speaks a soldier's clear-eyed appraisal of the mechanics of heroism. It is of course unjust, however true it may be, and to do justice to the young Lieutenant Kennedy, we must look at everything that he leaves out—everything that happened after the Japanese sank his boat in the South Pacific during World War II.

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Green Beret

This green beret was left by the eternal flame at the grave site of President John F. Kenn...

KN-C18502-A. Ceremony Marking the 15th Anniversary of the Fulbright Exchange Program

President John F. Kennedy speaks at a ceremony marking the 15th anniversary of the Fulbrig...