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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 229-97
September 26, 1997

General Joseph Ralston to be Keynote Speaker for Congressional Medal of Honor Society Dinner

Gen. Joseph W. Ralston, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will be the keynote speaker for the Congressional Medal of Honor Society of the United States of America's 1997 National Patriots Award Dinner at 6 p.m.(CDT), this evening in the Excelsior Hotel, #3 Statehouse Plaza, Little Rock, Ark.

The National Patriots Award Dinner is the culminating event for the prestigious, four-day Congressional Medal of Honor Convention. Organizers expect more than 100 Congressional Medal of Honor recipients and as many as 1,700 people from the United States and overseas to attend.

For more information concerning the society's biennial convention and access to cover the dinner, contact Anita Middleton (501) 960-0179, or Jack Bates (501) 960-0304. For information concerning the vice chairman's participation in the event, contact Lt. Col. Mariane F. Rowland, (703) 697-4272.