The Administration: The Aid Who Aided

Not in many years had Army Major General Chester V. Clifton Jr. commanded troops or made a military policy decision. Yet last week, in a White House ceremony, the President of the U.S. said of Clifton: "His influence—at least upon me—has been of the greatest value and, I think, the greatest worth to his country." The President then awarded the Distinguished Service Medal to "Ted" Clifton, military aide to both Johnson and Kennedy, who was retiring from the Army at 51 to become executive vice president of Manhattan's Thomas J. Deegan Co. Inc., a public relations firm.

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