THE PRESIDENCY: In a Small Measure

To a young widow at a quiet White House ceremony last week, President Eisenhower handed a letter sealed in a pale green envelope and expressing deep personal feeling: "To the President of the U.S. in 1972-76: The recent untimely death of a fine young American—Captain Iven C. Kincheloe Jr., U.S. Air Force-brought a real sense of loss to our nation. In recognition of his many exemplary deeds as a pioneer in advanced aeronautic research, I am making a request which seeks to express, in a small measure, the gratitude of the nation. I request that you consider the merits...

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