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Boy Scouts visit the Pentagon building and meet U.S. Secretary of Defense James Forrestal during Boy Scout Week 1949.

Eagle Scouts from the 12 regions of the Boy Scouts of America visit the Pentagon building in Arlington Virginia during Boy Scout Week 1949 (celebrating the 39th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America). The group of Boy Scouts on the steps of the Pentagon building. The Boy Scouts look around at the building and surroundings. The scouts walk up the stairs and enter the Pentagon building. U.S. Secretary of Defense James Forrestal seated in his office. The Defense Secretary meets with the scouts and talks to them. He shakes hands with various Boy Scouts. The 12 scouts in the group are: Alan Fritts of Troop 11 in Mankato, Minnesota; Andrew L. Clement, senior patrol leader of Troop 2 in Raleigh, North Carolina; George Barron of Troop 17 in Franklin, Virginia; Daniel Abbott of Senior Outfit 16, in Newtonville, Massachusetts; James Roswurm of Troop 31 in Huron, Ohio; Charles S. Wilson of Troop 3, in Bristol Tennessee; H. Cumings Johnson of Senior Outfit 230 in Traverse City, Michigan; Joseph L. Cox of Troop 98 in Trenton, Missouri; Howard M. Williams of Explorer Post 345 in Houston, Texas; James C. Vincent of Sea Scout Ship 232 in Brookings, Oregon; James E. Gill of Air Scout Squadron 234 in Berkeley, California; L. Drury Cathers of Troop 22 in Gouverneur, New York.

Date: 1949, February 9
Duration: 1 min 4 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
U.S. Army Brigadier General Prichard talking to Boy Scouts in his office at the Pentagon building in Arlington County, Virginia.

Eagle rank Boy Scouts representing the 12 regions of the Boy Scouts of America visit the Pentagon building in Arlington County, Virginia, during Boy Scout Week 1949. The interiors of the office of U.S. Army Brigadier General Vernon E Prichard. Boy Scouts arrive in the office and meet Brigadier General Prichard. A wall map in the background. Brigadier General Prichard speaks to the boys. The Vice Chief of Staff General Joseph Lawton Collins, talking to the boys in his office. The 12 Boy Scout representatives are: Alan Fritts of Troop 11 in Mankato, Minnesota; Andrew L. Clement, senior patrol leader of Troop 2 in Raleigh, North Carolina; George Barron of Troop 17 in Franklin, Virginia; Daniel Abbott of Senior Outfit 16, in Newtonville, Massachusetts; James Roswurm of Troop 31 in Huron, Ohio; Charles S. Wilson of Troop 3, in Bristol Tennessee; H. Cumings Johnson of Senior Outfit 230 in Traverse City, Michigan; Joseph L. Cox of Troop 98 in Trenton, Missouri; Howard M. Williams of Explorer Post 345 in Houston, Texas; James C. Vincent of Sea Scout Ship 232 in Brookings, Oregon; James E. Gill of Air Scout Squadron 234 in Berkeley, California; L. Drury Cathers of Troop 22 in Gouverneur, New York.

Date: 1949, February 9
Duration: 1 min 24 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Dwight D. Eisenhower arrives to meet U.S. Secretary of War, James Forrestal at the Pentagon in Virginia.

Opening scene shows a dozen newsmen and photographers lining steps to the U.S. War Department Pentagon building, in Arlington, Virginia. A 1947 Packard Custom Clipper Club Sedan pulls up to the curb. It displays a 5-star general's insignia on its bumper.A military policeman salutes as an Army officer opens the rear door and exchanges salutes with retired General Dwight D. Eisenhower, who is now dressed in civilian clothes. (Eisenhower is the President of Columbia University, in New York, at this time. He is here to meet with U.S. Secretary of War, James Vincent Forrestal.) Closeup of Eisenhower as he walks toward and up the Pentagon steps, accosted by photographers along the way. He pauses as he goes up the steps to allow the picture taking. At the top of the steps, he removes his overcoat. More closeups as he reaches the top step and enters the building. Scene shifts to closeup of photographers, including an Army one, taking pictures. (Note: The War department was renamed the Department of Defense when President Truman signed the National Security Bill on August 10, 1949.)

Date: 1949, February 10
Duration: 57 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Dwight D Eisenhower visits U.S. Secretary of War, James Vincent Forrestal in the Pentagon, Virginia.

Retired 5-star General, Dwight David Eisenhower (now President of Columbia University in New York) enters the office of the U.S. Secretary of War, James V. Forrestal, in the Pentagon. The two men shake hands and begin conversing. (Note: The War department was renamed the Department of Defense when President Truman signed the National Security Bill on August 10, 1949.)

Date: 1949, February 10
Duration: 1 min 7 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Former Estate of General Robert E Lee and grave sites at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.

View of a statue of American General Ulysses S Grant. Scene changes to show the former estate home of General Robert E Lee (Arlington House, or the Custis-Lee Mansion, and later the Robert E. Lee Memorial) seen on a hill in Arlington National Cemetery, with grave markers nearby. A view of many graves on a sloping hillside of the cemetery. Flowers adorn an area inside the Arlington Memorial Amphitheater at the cemetery. A small group of visitors stands near the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington. Brief view of a horse-drawn Caisson underway on a road in Arlington National Cemetery, carrying a coffin for a burial ceremony. View of the Washington monument faintly in the distance, and the Potomac River in the distance. Flowers placed at the tomb.

Date: 1921
Duration: 52 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Joint Chiefs of Staff James Collins,Louis Denfeld,Omar Bradley and Arthur Vandenberg at the Pentagon in Virginia.

United States Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon in Arlington County,Virginia. Joint Chiefs of Staff: Major General of the United States Army James Lawton Collins, Admiral of the United States Navy Louis Emil Denfeld, General of the United States Army Omar Nelson Bradley and United States Senator Arthur Hendrick Vandenberg seated at a desk at the Pentagon during a meeting. Admiral Denfeld talks to General Bradley.

Date: 1949, September 1
Duration: 1 min 21 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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