Photo #: 80-G-707201
Ensign Jesse L. Brown, USN
Takes the oath of office on board USS Leyte (CV-32), 26 April 1949.
Administering the oath is the ship's Commanding Officer, Captain William L. Erdmann. Lieutenant Commander E.D. Williams (center) is witnessing the ceremony.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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