[ Text read by Lt. Col. John D. S. Eisenhower, Assistant Staff Secretary ]
CITATION TO ACCOMPANY THE AWARD OF
THE MEDAL OF FREEDOM
BRIGADIER GENERAL ANDREW J. GOODPASTER, USA
FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE IN A POSITION OF
During the period 1954 to 1961, General Goodpaster has served in the position of Staff Secretary to the President of the United States, and as Liaison Officer of the Department of Defense to the White House. In these capacities he has been the President's operational assistant and has distinguished himself by his unparalleled devotion to duty, his courage and wisdom, and his remarkable ability as administrator and coordinator.
General Goodpaster's unique service throughout this period was in the finest military tradition and reflects the highest credit upon himself and upon the United States Army.
DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER