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NH 89098 Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) change of command ceremonies

Photo #: NH 89098  Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) change of command ceremonies
Description: Washington Navy Yard, D.C., 1 August 1963 Outgoing CNO Admiral George W. Anderson, Jr., (left), former CNO Admiral Arleigh A. Burke (center) and incoming CNO Admiral David L. McDonald shake hands and exchange pleasantries during ceremonies in the Navy Yard's Leutze Park. Admiral Burke commented on the original print: The peculiar expression was the result of my warning Dave to be sure his back armor was properly fitted. Collection of Admiral Arleigh A. Burke, 1975. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
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