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Accessed by Thomas Van Stocum; video engineer; from John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
President John F. Kennedy meets at the White House with the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Gen. David Shoup (at right) is conversing with the President. Gen. Lemnitzer, now Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, for whom I worked in Tokyo from 1955-57, is on the President's right

In this duty assignment in Philadelphia, I had command over the reserve units and recruitment stations in the states of Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.

Marine Corps Headquarters, unaware as yet of my performance of duty as Chief of Staff of the 2nd Marine Division at Camp Lejeune a month before, would have considered it unlikely that I would be promoted and that this would be my final duty station before retirement.

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