White House Photographs
Arrival ceremonies for President of Togo, Sylvanus Olympio. Standing on reviewing platform (L-R): President John F. Kennedy; Minister of Foreign Affairs of Togo, Paulin Freitas; President Olympio; Togolese Ambassador to the United States, Dr. André Akakpo; Chief of Staff of the United States Army, General George H. Decker (behind Ambassador Akakpo); 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); Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, G. Mennen “Soapy” Williams (in group behind platform); Naval Aide to President Kennedy, Captain Tazewell Shepard (behind platform at right). US Marine Band stands in background. Military Air Transport Service (MATS) Terminal, Washington National Airport, Washington, D.C.