United States President Gerald R. Ford, right, with his old friend, Melvin Laird, left, in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, D.C. on August 11, 1974.  Ford and Laird served together in the United States House of Representatives.  Laird was appointed as the nation's tenth Secretary of Defense by President Richard M. Nixon.  He served as Secretary from January 22, 1969 to January 29, 1973.  Nixon awarded Laird the Presidential Medal of Freedom on March 26, 1974.<br />
Mandatory Credit: David Hume Kennerly / White House via CNP
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United States President Gerald R. Ford, right, with his old friend, Melvin Laird, left, in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, D.C. on August 11, 1974. Ford and Laird served together in the United States House of Representatives. Laird was appointed as the nation's tenth Secretary of Defense by President Richard M. Nixon. He served as Secretary from January 22, 1969 to January 29, 1973. Nixon awarded Laird the Presidential Medal of Freedom on March 26, 1974.
Mandatory Credit: David Hume Kennerly / White House via CNP

Filename: 081174Ford_&_Laird.jpg
Source: Consolidated News Photos
Date: 11 Aug 1974
Location: Washington District of Columbia United States of America
Credit: David Hume Kennerly - White House via CNP
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