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Dwight D. Eisenhower: Citation Accompanying the Medal of Freedom Presented to General Andrew J. <B><font color='#cc3300'>Goodpaster</font></B>.
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Dwight D. Eisenhower
430 - Citation Accompanying the Medal of Freedom Presented to General Andrew J. Goodpaster.
January 18, 1961
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[ Text read by Lt. Col. John D. S. Eisenhower, Assistant Staff Secretary ]

CITATION TO ACCOMPANY THE AWARD OF
THE MEDAL OF FREEDOM
TO
BRIGADIER GENERAL ANDREW J. GOODPASTER, USA
FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE IN A POSITION OF
GRAVE RESPONSIBILITY

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


Note: The presentation was made by the President at a ceremony held in the Cabinet Room at the White House.
Citation: Dwight D. Eisenhower: "Citation Accompanying the Medal of Freedom Presented to General Andrew J. Goodpaster.," January 18, 1961. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project. http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=12096.
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