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NH 97009 Rear Admiral Bertram J. Rodgers, USN

Photo #: NH 97009  Rear Admiral Bertram J. Rodgers, USN
Title: Rear Admiral Bertram J. Rodgers, USN
Description: Commandant, Twelfth Naval District Shakes hands with Corporal Harry Beeson, USMC, after presenting him with his second Purple Heart medal in ceremonies at Oakland Naval Hospital, California, 20 September 1950. Corporal Beeson had previously been wounded in action during World War II, and again during the early part of the Korean War. On this occasion, RAdm. Rodgers presented Purple Heart medals to more than 115 Marine Corps, Navy and Army veterans of Korean War action. They were the first Purple Hearts awarded since the end of the Second World War. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the All Hands collection at the Naval History and Heritage Command.
Catalog #: NH 97009
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