FDR Awards Congressional Medal Of Honor At Casablanca Conference

General William H. Wilbur was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor by President Roosevelt in a ceremony at the Casablanca Conference on January 22, 1943. He was awarded America's highest military honor for his heroism during Operation, TORCH, the Allied invasion of North Africa. In this photograph, signed personally by FDR, General George S. Patton is shown assisting the President attach the medal around General Wilbur's neck while Army Chief of Staff General George C. Marshal looks on. Note that the divisional patches on their uniforms have been blurred out for war-time security reasons. The next photograph, released after WWII ended shows the same photograph reproduced with the shoulder patches visible.


The same photograph published years later showing the arm patches