Medal of Freedom Presentation

President Bush gave the Presidential Medal of Freedom to two of the leading figures in Operation Desert Storm, General Schwarzkopf and… read more

President Bush gave the Presidential Medal of Freedom to two of the leading figures in Operation Desert Storm, General Schwarzkopf and Colonel Powell. In a surprise announcement, the president also gave the Medal of Freedom to Secretary Baker, Secretary Cheney, and Security Adviser Scowcroft. The three did not know that they were to be honored until the president called their names. Also, during the ceremony, the president honored eight top CIA, Pentagon, State Department, and National Security officials for helping craft the strategy for liberating Kuwait. close

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Medal of Freedom Presentation

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Program ID:
18717-1
Category:
White House Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
State Floor, White House, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 4, 1991
Last Aired:
Jul 6, 1991

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  • Jul 04, 1991 | 1:45am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 04, 1991 | 5:55am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 06, 1991 | 8:45am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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