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  • Sgt. Henry Johnson Posthumously Awarded Medal of Honor
    Pete Souza
    military
    merits & awards
    ceremonies
    State Floor
    East Room
    In this photograph, President Barack Obama presents CSM Louis Wilson with the posthumous Medal of Honor for Sgt. Henry Johnson in the East Room on June 2, 2015. Johnson enlisted in the United States Army on June 5, 1917, where he was assigned to an all-Black National Guard unit in Company C, 15th New York Infantry Regiment. The unit would later become the 369th Infantry Regiment. Johnson served on the western edge of the Argonne Forest in France from 1918-1919, during World War I. The 369th Infantry Regiment was brigaded with a French army colonial unit. For his gallantry, Johnson was among the first Americans awarded the French Croix de Guerre avec Palme, France's highest award for valor. In 1996, he was also posthumously awarded the Purple Heart by President Bill Clinton.
  • SSgt. Ty Carter Receives the Medal of Honor
    Pete Souza
    military
    merits & awards
    ceremonies
    State Floor
    East Room
    In this photograph by Pete Souza, SSgt. Ty M. Carter is applauded by President Barack Obama upon receiving the Medal of Honor on August 26, 2013. The ceremony took place in the East Room and honored Carter for his gallantry during the Battle of Kamdesh in Afghanistan in 2009. Carter enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1998 and served until 2002. He then enlisted in the United States Army in 2008 and left active duty in 2014.
  • SSgt. David Bellavia Receives the Medal of Honor
    Shealah Craighead
    military
    merits & awards
    ceremonies
    State Floor
    East Room
    In this photograph by Shealah Craighead, SSgt. David Bellavia receives the Medal of Honor by President Donald Trump on June 25, 2019. The ceremony took place in the East Room and honored Bellavia for his gallantry during Operation Phantom Fury in Fallujah, Iraq in 2004. Bellavia enlisted in the United States Army in 1999, serving through Kosovo 2003 and both Operation Iraqi Freedom campaigns. Upon leaving the Army in 2005, he cofounded the veterans advocacy group, Vets for Freedom.
  • 369th Infantry Regiment Veterans at Medal of Honor Ceremony
    Lawrence Jackson
    military
    merits & awards
    ceremonies
    State Floor
    East Room
    In this photograph, members of the 369th Infantry Regiment Veterans Association stand as Sgt. Henry Johnson is posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor in the East Room on June 2, 2015. Johnson enlisted in the United States Army on June 5, 1917, where he was assigned to an all-Black National Guard unit in Company C, 15th New York Infantry Regiment. The unit would later become the 369th Infantry Regiment. Johnson served on the western edge of the Argonne Forest in France from 1918-1919, during World War I. The 369th Infantry Regiment was brigaded with a French army colonial unit. For his gallantry, Johnson was among the first Americans awarded the French Croix de Guerre avec Palme, France's highest award for valor. In 1996, he was also posthumously awarded the Purple Heart by President Bill Clinton.
  • SSgt. Clinton Romesha Receives the Medal of Honor
    Pete Souza
    military
    merits & awards
    ceremonies
    State Floor
    East Room
    In this photograph by Pete Souza, SSgt. Clinton L. Romesha is applauded by President Barack Obama upon receiving the Medal of Honor on February 11, 2013. The ceremony took place in the East Room and honored Romesha for his gallantry during the Battle of Kamdesh in Afghanistan in 2009. Carter enlisted in the United States Army in 1999 and served until 2011.
  • CSM Bennie Adkins Receives the Medal of Honor
    Pete Souza
    military
    merits & awards
    ceremonies
    State Floor
    East Room
    In this photograph by Pete Souza, CSM Bennie G. Adkins is applauded by President Barack Obama upon receiving the Medal of Honor on September 15, 2014. The ceremony took place in the East Room and honored Adkins for his gallantry during the Vietnam War and 38 hours of close-combat fighting from March 9-12, 1966 at Camp A Shau. Adkins served three nonconsecutive tours of duty during the Vietnam War. His Distinguished Service Cross, awarded in 1967, was upgraded to the Medal of Honor in 2014 following a review by the United States Army. Adkins passed away on April 17, 2020 due to complications from COVID-19.
  • Vietnam Veterans Receive the Medal of Honor
    Pete Souza
    military
    merits & awards
    ceremonies
    State Floor
    East Room
    In this photograph by Pete Souza, SSgt. Melvin Morris, SFC Jose Rodela, and SPC Santiago J. Erevia are applauded by President Barack Obama following their Medal of Honor ceremony in the East Room on March 18, 2014. Morris, Rodela, and Erevia served during the Vietnam War and were each awarded the Distinguished Service Cross. Following a review by the United States Army mandated by Congress a decade earlier to identify acts of heroism overlooked due to prejudice and discrimination, their medals were upgraded to the Medal of Honor along with 21 other men, who were awarded posthumously. The 24 men honored at the ceremony that day fought in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.
  • Rose Garden, Reagan Administration
    Joseph H. Bailey
    Rose Garden
    South Grounds
    This photograph, taken by National Geographic photographer Joseph H. Bailey, shows the Rose Garden as it appeared in April 1982, during the administration of Ronald Reagan. The Rose Garden is located on the west side of the South Grounds, just outside the Oval Office. It has gone through several incarnations: a vegetable garden in the first part of the 19th century, a “colonial” garden in 1902, and then replaced with a rose garden in 1913. In 1961, President John F. Kennedy wanted to expand the garden for official functions and events. His idea became the Rose Garden, designed by horticulturist, gardener, and close friend of the Kennedys, Rachel Lambert Mellon. The garden was installed the following year, becoming a green theater for official ceremonies and a special place for the first family’s private enjoyment.
  • Rose Garden, Reagan Administration
    Joseph H. Bailey
    Rose Garden
    South Grounds
    This photograph, taken by National Geographic photographer Joseph H. Bailey, shows the Rose Garden as it appeared in April 1982, during the administration of Ronald Reagan. The Rose Garden is located on the west side of the South Grounds, just outside the Oval Office. It has gone through several incarnations: a vegetable garden in the first part of the 19th century, a “colonial” garden in 1902, and then replaced with a rose garden in 1913. In 1961, President John F. Kennedy wanted to expand the garden for official functions and events. His idea became the Rose Garden, designed by horticulturist, gardener, and close friend of the Kennedys, Rachel Lambert Mellon. The garden was installed the following year, becoming a green theater for official ceremonies and a special place for the first family’s private enjoyment.
  • Rose Garden, Reagan Administration
    Joseph H. Bailey
    Rose Garden
    South Grounds
    This photograph, taken by National Geographic photographer Joseph H. Bailey, shows the Rose Garden as it appeared in April 1982, during the administration of Ronald Reagan. The Rose Garden is located on the west side of the South Grounds, just outside the Oval Office. It has gone through several incarnations: a vegetable garden in the first part of the 19th century, a “colonial” garden in 1902, and then replaced with a rose garden in 1913. In 1961, President John F. Kennedy wanted to expand the garden for official functions and events. His idea became the Rose Garden, designed by horticulturist, gardener, and close friend of the Kennedys, Rachel Lambert Mellon. The garden was installed the following year, becoming a green theater for official ceremonies and a special place for the first family’s private enjoyment.
  • Rose Garden, Reagan Administration
    Joseph H. Bailey
    Rose Garden
    South Grounds
    This photograph, taken by National Geographic photographer Joseph H. Bailey, shows the Rose Garden as it appeared in April 1982, during the administration of Ronald Reagan. The Rose Garden is located on the west side of the South Grounds, just outside the Oval Office. It has gone through several incarnations: a vegetable garden in the first part of the 19th century, a “colonial” garden in 1902, and then replaced with a rose garden in 1913. In 1961, President John F. Kennedy wanted to expand the garden for official functions and events. His idea became the Rose Garden, designed by horticulturist, gardener, and close friend of the Kennedys, Rachel Lambert Mellon. The garden was installed the following year, becoming a green theater for official ceremonies and a special place for the first family’s private enjoyment.
  • Rose Garden, Reagan Administration
    Joseph H. Bailey
    Rose Garden
    South Grounds
    This photograph, taken by National Geographic photographer Joseph H. Bailey, shows the Rose Garden as it appeared in April 1982, during the administration of Ronald Reagan. The Rose Garden is located on the west side of the South Grounds, just outside the Oval Office. It has gone through several incarnations: a vegetable garden in the first part of the 19th century, a “colonial” garden in 1902, and then replaced with a rose garden in 1913. In 1961, President John F. Kennedy wanted to expand the garden for official functions and events. His idea became the Rose Garden, designed by horticulturist, gardener, and close friend of the Kennedys, Rachel Lambert Mellon. The garden was installed the following year, becoming a green theater for official ceremonies and a special place for the first family’s private enjoyment.
  • Rose Garden, Reagan Administration
    Joseph H. Bailey
    Rose Garden
    South Grounds
    This photograph, taken by National Geographic photographer Joseph H. Bailey, shows the Rose Garden as it appeared in April 1982, during the administration of Ronald Reagan. The Rose Garden is located on the west side of the South Grounds, just outside the Oval Office. It has gone through several incarnations: a vegetable garden in the first part of the 19th century, a “colonial” garden in 1902, and then replaced with a rose garden in 1913. In 1961, President John F. Kennedy wanted to expand the garden for official functions and events. His idea became the Rose Garden, designed by horticulturist, gardener, and close friend of the Kennedys, Rachel Lambert Mellon. The garden was installed the following year, becoming a green theater for official ceremonies and a special place for the first family’s private enjoyment.
  • Rose Garden, Reagan Administration
    Joseph H. Bailey
    Rose Garden
    South Grounds
    This photograph, taken by National Geographic photographer Joseph H. Bailey, shows the Rose Garden as it appeared in April 1982, during the administration of Ronald Reagan. The Rose Garden is located on the west side of the South Grounds, just outside the Oval Office. It has gone through several incarnations: a vegetable garden in the first part of the 19th century, a “colonial” garden in 1902, and then replaced with a rose garden in 1913. In 1961, President John F. Kennedy wanted to expand the garden for official functions and events. His idea became the Rose Garden, designed by horticulturist, gardener, and close friend of the Kennedys, Rachel Lambert Mellon. The garden was installed the following year, becoming a green theater for official ceremonies and a special place for the first family’s private enjoyment.
  • Presentation Sword, Decatur House Collection
    William Rose
    Unknown
    furnishings
    swords
    This sword was presented to Commodore Stephen Decatur by the Commonwealth of Virginia following his capture of the Macedonia on October 25, 1812. The blade was created in Philadelphia by William Rose and features an ivory and parcel-gilt hilt topped with a cast eagle, silver gilt plate, and brass stripes on the edges, and inlaid with gold foliage and silver lettering. An inscription on the blade reads, “In testimony of the splendid naval talents and valor displayed by Commodore Stephen Decatur commanding the United States Frigate UNITED STATES in the capture of the English Frigate MACEDONIA 25th, October 1812.” This presentation sword is part of the collection at Decatur House. In 2010, the White House Historical Association and National Trust entered into co-stewardship arrangement and Decatur House now serves as the David M. Rubenstein National Center for White House History.
  • Sewing Table, Decatur House Collection
    Unknown
    furniture
    furnishings
    This sewing table is made of wood and coated with between three and fifteen layers of fine black and gold lacquer. The sewing table was made in the early 19th century and is believed to have been an engagement gift from Stephen Decatur to his fiancée — a “Miss. King.” The King family passed the table down from generation to generation despite the couple not marrying. Stephen Decatur would go on to marry Susan Wheeler. The sewing table was made in China for the American market and originally had a silk bag attached to it, which was replaced with a mauve damask fabric in the 20th century. This table is a part of Decatur House Collection. In 2010, the White House Historical Association and National Trust entered into co-stewardship arrangement and Decatur House now serves as the David M. Rubenstein National Center for White House History.