President Harry Truman presents the Medal of Honor to Lieutenant Silk on the grounds at the White House, 12 October 1945. Seated to Lieutenant Silk's right (in the photo) is General of the Army George C. Marshall, Chief of Staff, United States Army (with arms folded). To the right of General Marshall is Admiral of the Fleet Ernest King, Chief of Naval Operations, US Navy.

Photo courtesy of Judy Silk, former Captain, US Army Nurse Corps and Vietnam Veteran


Lieutenant Edward Silk, 398th Infantry (center) is congratulated by General of the Army George Catlett Marshall, Chief of Staff of the US Army, just after receiving the Medal of Honor 12 October 1945 . On the right is General of the Army Henry "Hap" Arnold, Chief of the Army Air Forces. Lieutenant Silk received the Medal for his actions near St. Prayel, in the High Vosges, on 23 November 1944.


After the ceremony, Lieutenant Silk poses with three of the women in his life: from left to right, Kathryn Silk Shank (sister); Dorothy Silk (Mother); and Loretta Silk Kilpatrick (sister). Photo courtesy of Judy Silk.

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