By his leadership and imagination this man of courage helped to shorten histories costless war in both Europe and the Pacific.
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Background: By his leadership and imagination this man of courage helped to shorten histories costless war in both Europe and the Pacific. And he helped to prevent mankinds final war with both the responsibility and readyness of Strategic Air Command. General Lemay all free men today are in your debt, and all your countrymen join with me and proudly and gratefully salute you.
Mrs. Lemay and I have enjoyed the privilege of serving in the Airforce for some 35 years. We have never regretted our decision to do this. And leaving after such a long time creates some what of a emotional problem, here I do not have a particularly heavy one because I leave behind the best Air staff that I have ever seen assembled and the best group of commanders in the field that possible be got together. I accept that Mr. President, and thank you.