Citation Accompanying Medal of Freedom Presented to Dr. John von Neumann.
CITATION TO ACCOMPANY
THE MEDAL OF FREEDOM
DR. JOHN VON NEUMANN
FOR EXCEPTIONALLY MERITORIOUS SERVICE
IN FURTHERANCE OF
THE SECURITY OF THE UNITED STATES
Dr. von Neumann, in a series of scientific study projects of major national significance, has materially increased the scientific progress of this country in the armaments field.
Through his work on various highly classified missions performed outside the continental limits of the United States in conjunction with critically important international programs, Dr. von Neumann has resolved some of the most difficult technical problems of national defense.
In recognition of his many services to his country, it is my pleasure to award Dr. von Neumann the Medal of Freedom.
DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER
Note: The President read the citation to Dr. von Neumann and presented him with the Medal of Freedom at a ceremony at the White House on February 15, 1956.
Dwight D. Eisenhower, Citation Accompanying Medal of Freedom Presented to Dr. John von Neumann. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/234015