White House Photographs
Commanding General of the White Sands Missile Range, General J. Frederick Thorlin (at microphones), delivers remarks upon the arrival of President John F. Kennedy, who visited the missile range to view demonstrations; President Kennedy stands behind General Thorlin on podium stairs. Standing in background, left to right: Martha Morelock Thorlin; Air Force Aide to the President, Brigadier General Godfrey T. McHugh (mostly obscured); White House Secret Service agent, Charlie Kunkel; Naval Aide to the President, Captain Tazewell T. Shepard, Jr.; Secretary of the Army, Cyrus R. Vance; Representative Thomas G. Morris of New Mexico (visible over the President's shoulder); Chief of Staff of the United States Army, General Earle G. Wheeler; Special Assistant to the President, Kenneth P. O'Donnell (in back); US Ambassador to Costa Rica, Raymond L. Telles; Secret Service agent, Roy Kellerman; Military Aide to the President, General Chester V. Clifton; Secret Service agents, Tony Sherman and Gerald A. "Jerry" Behn. A United States Marine Corps helicopter is visible in the background.