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Mayor Marion Barry and other officials riding in a car escorted by police officers on motorcycles lead the way before the U.S. Army Band and other units in the Inaugural Day Parade down Pennsylvania Avenue

Deputy Secretary of Defense Frank C. Carlucci hosts a luncheon for Admiral Bobby R. Inman, Deputy Director of Central Intelligence. Also attending were: Secretary of Defense Caspar W. Weinberger, Admiral Thomas R. Hayward, CHIEF of Naval Operations, Admiral Kinnaird R. McKee, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Naval Reactors and General Jerome F. O'Mally, USAF, Vice CHIEF of STAFF

BGEN Kenneth A. Jolemore, director of Supply and Maintenance, Office of the Deputy CHIEF of STAFF for Logistics, receives the stars that symbolize his promotion to the rank of MGEN from GEN John A. Wickham Jr., Army Vice CHIEF of STAFF. Assisting in the ceremony at the Pentagon is Garielle Jolemore

Mrs. Caspar Weinberger and Mrs. Verne Orr host brunch for International Neighborhood Club

LGEN Fred Mahaffey, Deputy CHIEF of STAFF for Operation and Plans, presents the Legion of Merit, first oak leaf cluster, to COL Carroll Papajohn, his Deputy Director for Force Management, in a ceremony at the Pentagon

Departing Deputy Secretary of Defense W. Paul Thayer, receives Distinguished Performance Service Medal from Secretary of the Army John O. Marsh Jr., a gift from Secretary of the Air Force, Verne Orr in ceremonies attended by Pentagon Army and Air Force General Officers including; General Charles A. Gabriel, USAF, CHIEF of STAFF

Departing Deputy Secretary of Defense W. Paul Thayer, receives Distinguished Performance Service Medal from Secretary of the Army John O. Marsh Jr., a gift from Secretary of the Air Force, Verne Orr in ceremonies attended by Pentagon Army and Air Force General Officers including; General Charles A. Gabriel, USAF, CHIEF of STAFF

Departing Deputy Secretary of Defense W. Paul Thayer, receives Distinguished Performance Service Medal from Secretary of the Army John O. Marsh Jr., a gift from Secretary of the Air Force, Verne Orr in ceremonies attended by Pentagon Army and Air Force General Officers including; General Charles A. Gabriel, USAF, CHIEF of STAFF

Departing Deputy Secretary of Defense W. Paul Thayer, receives Distinguished Performance Service Medal from Secretary of the Army John O. Marsh Jr., a gift from Secretary of the Air Force, Verne Orr in ceremonies attended by Pentagon Army and Air Force General Officers including; General Charles A. Gabriel, USAF, CHIEF of STAFF

Secretary of the Army John O. Marsh Jr. pins a star on the shoulder of Brigadier General (BGEN) William A. Roosma during a promotion ceremony at the Pentagon. Mrs. Roosma is assisting

Army CHIEF of STAFF John A. Wickham Jr. holds a plaque of the Army Aviation Branch insignia during a general order signing ceremony at the Pentagon implementing the Army Aviation Branch as a new career branch for Army aviators. The order was effective April 12, 1983

Army CHIEF of STAFF John A. Wickham Jr. presents a plaque bearing the Army Aviation Branch insignia to Major General (MGEN) Bobby J. Maddox, commander, Army Aviation Center. The presentation is part of a general order signing ceremony at the Pentagon implementing the Army Aviation Branch as a new career branch for Army aviators. The order was effective April 12, 1983

Army CHIEF of STAFF John A. Wickham Jr. signs a general order implementing the Army Aviation Branch as a new career branch for Army aviators during a ceremony at the Pentagon. The order was effective April 12, 1983

Army CHIEF of STAFF John A. Wickham Jr. stands with other dignitaries after signing a general order implementing the Army Aviation Branch as a new career branch for Army aviators during a ceremony at the Pentagon. The order was effective April 12, 1983. Attending are, from left to right: Wickham, Major General (MGEN) Bobby J. Maddox, commander, Army Aviation Center; retired Lieutenant General (LGEN) Harry Kinnard; and General (GEN) John W. Vessey Jr., chairman of the joint chiefs of staff

Elevated view of the flag-draped casket of the Unknown Serviceman of the Vietnam Era, attended by a Joint Services Guard of Honor in the US Capitol rotunda. The body will lie in state until May 28th, when a state funeral service will be held in the Memorial Amphitheater of Arlington National Cemetery. Internment will follow at the Tomb of the Unknowns

The flag-draped casket of the Unknown Serviceman of the Vietnam Era lies in state in the rotunda of the US Capitol, attended by a Joint Services Guard of Honor. The body will lie in state until May 28th, when a state funeral service will be held in the Memorial Amphitheater of Arlington National Cemetery. Internment will follow at the Tomb of the Unknowns

The flag-draped casket of the Unknown Serviceman of the Vietnam Era lies in state in the rotunda of the US Capitol, attended by a Joint Services Guard of Honor. The body will lie in state until May 28th, when a state funeral service will be held in the Memorial Amphitheater of Arlington National Cemetery. Internment will follow at the Tomb of the Unknowns

Staff Sergeant (SSGT) Robert Ward, 107th Fighter Interceptor Group, secures an AIM-7 Sparrow missile on the underside of an F-4C Phantom II aircraft. Other static load team members are loading 20 mm shells into a pod-mounted machine gun during the air-to-air weapons meet WILLIAM TELL '86

STAFF SGT. Robert Ward, load crewchief, 107th Fighter Interceptor Group, attaches an SUU-23/A 20mm gun pod on an F-4 Phantom II aircraft during Exercise William Tell '88

The Joint Chiefs of STAFF gather for an informal portrait at the Pentagon. They are, from left to right: General (GEN) Alfred M. Gray, commandant of the Marine Crops; GEN Carl E. Vuono, Army chief of staff; Admiral Carlisle A.H. Trost, chief of naval operation; GEN Larry D. Welsh, Air Force chief of staff; Army GEN Colin L. Powell, chairman of the Joint Chiefs; and Air Force GEN Robert T. Herres, vice chairman

President George H. W. Bush presents the case with the Medal of Honor to Mrs. Mary Bowens, from Greenville, South Carolina (77 years) on behalf of her brother, Corporal (CPL) Freddie Stowers, a native of Anderson County South Carolina for action during World War I. CPL Stowers is the only Black American to receive the Medal for action during World War I

Georgina Palmer, from Richmond, California (88 years) responds with pleasure to the posthumous presentation of the Medal of Honor made today, at the White House for her brother Corporal (CPL) Freddie Stowers, a native of Anderson County South Carolina for action during World War I by President George H. W. Bush. CPL Stowers is the only Black American to receive the Medal for action during World War I

Mrs. Barbara Bush passing the case with the Medal of Honor to Mrs. Georgina Palmer, from Richmond, California (88 years). The Medal of Honor was presented posthumously today at the White House to the sisters of Corporal (CPL) Freddie Stowers, a native of Anderson County South Carolina for action during World War I by President George H. W. Bush. CPL Stowers is the only Black American to receive the Medal for action during World War I

After the posthumous presentation of the Medal of Honor made today at the White House to the sisters of Corporal (CPL) Freddie Stowers, a native of Anderson County South Carolina for action during World War I by President George H. W. Bush, Mrs. Barbara Bush and Mary Bowens admire the Medal of Honor certificate. Ms Bowens is CPL Stowers sister. His other sister Georgina Palmer (far left) looks on. CPL Stowers is the only Black American to receive the Medal for action during World War I

U.S. Air Force TECH. SGT. Robert Ward (left) and USAF STAFF SGT. Charles Ridley, 49th Material Maintenance Group, Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., cut wood to replace the old wood from a children's playhouse at the Zia Therapy Child Development Center on Sept. 23, 2004. The annual Otero County United Way Day of Caring benefits people and organizations needing help because of a handicap or other special need. Over 400 volunteers from Holloman performed work such as grass cutting, painting, pulling weeds, general house keeping, serving meals, and wood work for the local communities near the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Technical Sergeant James R. Hart Jr.) (Released)

President Ronald W. Reagan visits with Secretary of Defense Caspar W. Weinberger and other Department of Defense officials

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