General Douglas MacArthur got an honorary Doctor of Laws from Manila's University of Santo Tomas, whose rector acclaimed him "greater than Alexander the Great or Napoleon, man of destiny and savior of Christian civilization."
Prince Bernhard of The Netherlands got a Bronze Star from General Eisenhower for unifying quarreling Dutch resistance groups.
Captain Vincent Astor, peacetime yachtsman (the Nourmahal), was awarded the Navy Commendation Ribbon in Manhattan for "meritorious performance . . . initiative, unflagging energy and devotion" to administrative duties with the Confidential Fishing Vessel Observers, who watched for subs while fishing along the Atlantic Coast.
Margaret Truman, the President's 21-year-old daughter,...