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White House Photographs
President of Togo, Sylvanus Olympio, speaks at arrival ceremonies in his honor. On platform (L-R): President John F. Kennedy; Minister of Foreign Affairs of Togo, Paulin Freitas (in back); President Olympio (at microphones); Togolese Ambassador to the United States, Dr. André Akakpo; Chief of Staff of the United States Army, General George H. Decker (behind Ambassador Akakpo, wearing hat); Under Secretary of State, George Ball; US Chief of Protocol, Angier Biddle Duke. Also pictured: Air Force Aide to President Kennedy, Brigadier General Godfrey T. McHugh (below platform at left); Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs of Togo, Dr. Hospice Coco (in group behind platform); Deputy Director of the Office of West African and Malagasy Affairs, Donald Dumont (in group behind platform, wearing hat); Naval Aide to President Kennedy, Captain Tazewell Shepard (behind platform at right, hands folded); White House Secret Service agent, Gerald A. “Jerry” Behn. US Marine Band stands in background. Military Air Transport Service (MATS) Terminal, Washington National Airport, Washington, D.C.