Prodigy John von Neumann (1903-57) presented with the Medal of Freedom by President Dwight D. Eisenhower on February 16th 1956. His citation read:Dr. von Neumann, in a series of scientific study projects of major national significance, has materially increased the scientific progress of this country in the armaments field. Through his work on various highly classified missions performed outside the continental limits of the United States in conjunction with critically important international programs, Dr. von Neumann has resolved some of the most difficult technical problems of national defence.
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