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White House Photographs
President John F. Kennedy (right) walks toward the presidential limousine outside the blockhouse at Launch Complex 34, following a briefing of the manned lunar landing program during a tour of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Cape Canaveral, Florida. Also pictured: Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson; Director of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Launch Operations Center, Dr. Kurt H. Debus; Commander of the Air Force Missile Test Center, Major General Leighton I. Davis; White House Press Secretary, Pierre Salinger; Secretary of Defense, Robert S. McNamara; Minister of Defence of Great Britain, Peter Thorneycroft; Military Aide to the President, General Chester V. Clifton; Secretary of the Army, Cyrus R. Vance; Administrator of NASA, Dr. James E. Webb; White House Secret Service agents, Bill Greer, Gerald A. “Jerry” Behn, Roy Kellerman, Dave Grant, Toby Chandler, Ron Pontius, Bill Duncan, and Dick Johnsen. President Kennedy visited Cape Canaveral as part of a two-day inspection tour of NASA field installations. [Blemish in upper right portion of image is original to the negative.]
White House Photographs
President John F. Kennedy and others listen as Executive Secretary of the Distinguished Civilian Service Awards Board and Chairman of the U.S. Civil Service Commission, John W. Macy, Jr., reads the citation for award recipient and Deputy Commandant for Foreign Affairs of the National War College, Ambassador Winthrop G. Brown, at the presentation ceremony of the President's Award for Distinguished Federal Civilian Service. Left to right (in foreground): President Kennedy; Ambassador Brown's daughter, Anne Brown; Ambassador Brown; Secretary of State, Dean Rusk; Chairman of the Awards Board and Under Secretary of State, George Ball; member of the Awards Board and Deputy Secretary of Defense, Roswell L. Gilpatric (in back); Chairman Macy (reading from a piece of paper). Standing in the background (left to right): Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems Analysis, Dr. Alain C. Enthoven (face obscured); Secretary of Defense, Robert S. McNamara; Secretary of Agriculture, Orville Freeman; award recipient and Associate Administrator of the Economic Research Service of the Department of Agriculture, Dr. Sherman E. Johnson (in back); award recipient and Director of Air Traffic Service for the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA), David D. Thomas; Administrator of the FAA, Najeeb Halaby; Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, Dr. Leonard Carmichael (in back); Military Aide to the President, General Chester V. Clifton; Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, W. Averell Harriman; White House Secret Service agent, Dick Johnsen (leaning against column). Rose Garden, White House, Washington, D.C.