White House Photographs
Presentation of the 1961 Robert J. Collier Trophy; President John F. Kennedy (back to camera, greeting guests) presented the trophy to four X-15 pilots on behalf of the National Aeronautic Association (NAA). Standing at right: Major Robert M. White (U.S. Air Force), Joseph A. Walker (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), and Commander Forrest S. Petersen (U.S. Navy). Also pictured: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Lyman L. Lemnitzer; Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force, General Curtis E. LeMay; Secretary of the Air Force, Eugene M. Zuckert; Administrator of NASA, Dr. James E. Webb; Chairman of the Board of the National Aeronautic Association, Jacqueline Cochran; White House Secret Service agents, Win Lawson and Frank Yeager. West Wing Lawn, White House, Washington, D.C.