Melvin R. Laird
Awards and Accolades
Dwight D. Eisenhower Distinguished Service Award
Presented to Secretary Laird by the Veterans of Foreign Wars
Dallas, Texas, 1971
"In recognition of his long-standing and consistent efforts in behalf of preparedness and National Defense. His unswerving dedication to the maintenance of a strong, adequately trained and equipped, military force has contributed greatly to the preservation of world peace."