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  • in reply to: Medal of Freedom (1945): List of recipients #66162
    Gary Blakeley
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    Thanks for this very interesting post. I note that you say it was never awarded to Americans, but I’m not certain that’s correct. According to the History Channel website Anna Rosenberg was the first American citizen to receive the Medal of Freedom, on October 29, 1945.

    See: https://www.history.com/news/presidential-medal-freedom-truman

    in reply to: Medal of Freedom (1945): List of recipients #39183
    Gary Blakeley
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    Thanks for responding. The information you provided is very interesting.

    Am I right in thinking that the original Medal of Freedom was somewhat unloved, and that it was only after the Kennedy administration revamped it that its status improved?

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