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    [Buzz Aldrin] Typed Letter Signed by Ronald Reagan as President. One page, octavo, on White House letterhead, Washington DC, November 28, 1988. The President sends a thank you note to Buzz Aldrin following Aldrin's attendance at President Reagan's "luncheon honoring recipients of America's highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. We're truly proud to recognize you and your colleagues for your outstanding contributions to our nation's security and world peace. Please accept our heartfelt thanks for your dedicated efforts in the defense of freedom." The Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian award, recognizes exceptional meritorious service. The medal was established by President Truman in 1945 to recognize notable service in the war. In 1963, President John F. Kennedy reintroduced it as an honor for distinguished civilian service in peacetime. President Reagan greatly enjoyed presenting the Presidential Medal of Freedom, stating that doing so was "one of the greatest privileges and most distinct pleasures of my job." The letter has been boldly signed in black felt-tip pen "Ron." In very fine condition.


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