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White House Photographs
Military officials arrive at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle for the requiem mass in the state funeral of President John F. Kennedy; honor guard pallbearers hold the flag-draped casket of President Kennedy at right in background. Walking toward stairs: Commanding General of the Military District of Washington, Major General Philip C. Wehle; Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Maxwell D. Taylor; Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force, General Curtis E. LeMay; Chief of Staff of the United States Army, General Earle G. Wheeler; Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral David L. McDonald; Commandant of the United States Marine Corps, General David M. Shoup (mostly hidden); Commandant of the United States Coast Guard, Admiral Edwin J. Roland; Military Aide to President Kennedy, General Chester V. Clifton; Air Force Aide to President Kennedy, Brigadier General Godfrey T. McHugh; Naval Aide to President Kennedy, Captain Tazewell Shepard. Also pictured: Archbishop of Boston, Massachusetts, Richard Cardinal Cushing; Archbishop of Washington, Patrick A. O’Boyle; Auxiliary Bishop of Washington, Bishop Philip Hannan; White House Secret Service agents, Floyd Boring, John Campion, Rufus Youngblood, and Tom Wells. Pallbearers include: Lance Corporal Jerry J. Diamond (USMC), Yeoman George A. Barnum (USCG), Lieutenant Samuel R. Bird (U.S. Army), Seaman Hubert Clark (USN), Sergeant James L. Felder (U.S. Army), Lance Corporal Timothy F. Cheek (USMC), Sergeant Richard E. Gaudreau (USAF), Seaman Larry B. Smith (USN), and Corporal Douglas A. Mayfield (U.S. Army). Washington, D.C. [Blemishes in lower left portion of image are original to the negative.]