White House Photographs
Arrival ceremonies for Prime Minister of the Somali Republic, Dr. Abdirashid Ali Shermarke. Standing on reviewing platform (L-R): Prime Minister Shermarke; President John F. Kennedy; Chief of Staff of the United States Army, General Earle G. Wheeler; Ambassador of the Somali Republic, Dr. Omar Mohallim Mohamed; U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Henry J. Tasca; U.S. State Department interpreter, Neil Seidenman (in back, partially hidden); U.S. Chief of Protocol, Angier Biddle Duke. Also pictured: U.S. State Department Protocol officer, Richard J. Gookin; 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 T. Shepard, Jr.; Chief of White House Police, Major Ralph C. “Smokey” Stover. South Lawn, White House, Washington, D.C.