Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.
President John F. Kennedy greeting Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Gino J. Merli in the Rose Garden of the White House. Naval Aide to the President Captain Tazewell Shepard is standing directly behind President John F. Kennedy; Commandant of the United States Marine Corps General David M. Shoup is standing in the foreground at left. Mr. Merli sent the photograph to President Kennedy with a letter dated August 13, 1963. The caption accompanying the photograph reads: "President John F. Kennedy shaking hands with Gino J. Merli, C. M. H. Recipient. Reception - May 3, 1963, given by President John F. Kennedy, Rose Garden, White House, Washington, D.C., commemorating the 100th anniversary of Congressional Medal of Honor."