White House Photographs
President John F. Kennedy (center) meets members of Warren Air Force Base’s 389th Strategic Missile Wing, following the launch of the Atlas 134D missile. Crew members (L-R): Kenneth Haithcoat, Major Clifford W. Simonson (left of President Kennedy), SMSgt Chupka (behind Major Simonson), Roger Egert, Sherman Jackson, Gerald Beth, MSgt Reginald Bufkin, TSgt Arnold Kovakka, SSgt Dale Howe, A1C J. W. Hill, and Frank Waters. Also pictured: Commander of Strategic Air Command, General Thomas S. Power; Secretary of Defense, Robert S. McNamara; Director of Research and Development for the Department of Defense, Dr. Harold Brown; Major General Joseph J. Preston; Air Force Aide to the President, Brigadier General Godfrey T. McHugh; White House Secret Service agents, Gerald A. “Jerry” Behn and Toby Chandler. Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.