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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 010-97
January 17, 1997

Medal of Honor Lunch, January 19, 1997

The Joint Chiefs of Staff and the commandant of the Coast Guard will host a luncheon on Sunday, Jan. 19, 1997, in honor of the Medal of Honor recipients at the Sheraton National Hotel, 24 Oxmer Street (just off Columbia Pike), Arlington, Va., at 12:30 p.m (EST). Speakers at the luncheon will include Gen. John M. Shalikashvili, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Paul W. Bucha, president of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society.

Other Joint Chiefs of Staff participants are Air Force Gen. Joseph W. Ralston, vice chairman; Gen. Ronald R. Fogleman, chief of staff, U.S. Air Force; Gen. Dennis J. Reimer, chief of staff, U.S. Army; Gen. Charles C. Krulak, commandant of the Marine Corps; and Adm. Jay L. Johnson, chief of Naval Operations. Adm. Robert E. Kramek, commandant of the Coast Guard will also attend.

Media interested in covering the luncheon should contact Carolyn Piper or Joan Asboth in the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff public affairs office at (703) 697-4272; Fax (703) 697- 8758.