Fledell Chain To you who answered the call of your country and served in its Armed Forces to bring about the total defeat of the enemy, I extend the heartfelt thanks of a grateful Nation. As one of the Nation's finest, your undertook the most severe task one can be called upon to perform. Befcause you demonstrated the fortitude, resourcefulness and calm judgement necessary to carry out that task, we now look to your for leadership and example in further exalting our country in peace.
Harry S. Truman
The White House