THE PRESIDENCY: Address: Gettysburg

Just three weeks and one day after he entered Walter Reed Hospital, Dwight Eisenhower once again stepped back onto solid, ground-level pavement. His face and neck were noticeably thin; at 163 Ibs., he had gained back just one of the seven pounds he lost after his ileitis operation. His brown summer-weight suit now fitted a little loosely, his West Point-squared shoulders looked lean. With Mamie on his arm to lend balance, the President carefully took the five steps down from the hospital exit, mustered up one of his fine smiles and a wave...

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