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Distinguished Service Medals

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    Digital Identifier:
    JFKPOF-100a-002
    Title:
    Distinguished Service Medals
    Date(s) of Materials:
    11 May 1962-29 September 1963
    Folder Description:
    This folder contains materials collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning the selection and presentation of the Distinguished Service Medal, the highest non-valorous military and civilian decoration of the United States military issued for exceptionally meritorious service in either a senior government service position or as a senior officer of the United States forces or other uniformed services. Materials in this folder include recommendations for recipients, copies of citations, background information on recipients, memoranda of suggested remarks for the presentation ceremonies, a list of people invited to presentation ceremonies, and a letter to President Kennedy from Virginia M. Prather, Jr., thanking the President for her husband's posthumous award.
    Extent:
    31 digital pages
    Collection:
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.
    Finding Aid | Digitized Content
    Series Number:
    08.
    Series Name:
    Subjects.
    Preferred Citation:
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files. Subjects. Distinguished Service Medals
    Physical Description:
    31 digital pages
    Media Type:
    Paper
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