White House Photographs
Presentation ceremony of the 1962 Robert J. Collier Trophy to astronauts Lieutenant Commander M. Scott Carpenter, Major L. Gordon Cooper, Lieutenant Colonel John H. Glenn, Jr., Major Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom, Commander Walter M. Schirra, Commander Alan B. Shepard, Jr., and Major Donald K. “Deke” Slayton. Standing right of the trophy, front row (L-R): Secretary of the Navy, Fred Korth (partially hidden); Cdr. Schirra; Cdr. Shepard; Maj. Cooper; Maj. Slayton; Lt. Col. Glenn; Maj. Grissom; and Lt. Cdr. Carpenter. Back row (L-R): Cdr. Schirra's wife, Jo Schirra (partially hidden); unidentified; Maj. Slayton's wife, Marjorie Slayton; Lt. Col. Glenn's wife, Annie Glenn; Cdr. Shepard's wife, Louise Shepard (face obscured); Lt. Cdr. Carpenter's wife, Rene Carpenter; Maj. Cooper's wife, Trudy Cooper (partially hidden); and White House Secret Service agent, Bill Payne (behind Lt. Cdr. Carpenter). Others are unidentified. Rose Garden, White House, Washington, D.C.