White House Photographs
Presentation of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Distinguished Service Medal to astronaut Commander Alan B. Shepard, Jr. On platform, L-R: Louise Brewer Shepard (wife of Commander Shepard); First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy; Commander Shepard; Secretary of the Navy, John Connally, Jr.; Chief of Staff of the United States Navy, Admiral Arleigh A. Burke; Senator Styles Bridges (New Hampshire); President John F. Kennedy. Standing on colonnade at right, L-R: Secretary of Defense, Robert S. McNamara; Secretary of the Treasury, C. Douglas Dillon; Under Secretary of State, Chester B. Bowles; Assistant Special Counsel to the President, Richard Goodwin; Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, Abraham Ribicoff. Reporters and photographers unidentified. Rose Garden, White House, Washington, D.C.