[U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower receives an honorary degree at the Citadel in South Carolina in 1955]

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Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina--Students , Eisenhower, Dwight D., (Dwight David), 1890-1969 , Degrees, Academic
Title card: "Ike Gets Degree from War Comrade" superimposed over US President Dwight Eisenhower standing with his hat over his heart alongside General Mark Clark as they salute cadets marching at the Citadel, where Eisenhower has received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree / Clark and Eisenhower approach camera with a Citadel officer as they review Citadel cadets, who wear dress uniforms as they stand at attention; Eisenhower dons a fedora as he walks / side LS cadets stand at attention / Eisenhower shakes hands with longtime SC politician James F. Byrnes, present at the event; both smile as Byrnes's wife Maude smiles behind Eisenhower and Clark stands at right / side MS cadets stand at attention / MS Clark drapes hood over Eisenhower's shoulder as symbol of the honorary Doctor of Laws degree; both stand at bank of microphones and color guard stands in background, with spectators in bleachers at rear left; the two shake hands / montage cadets march toward camera / WS Clark and Eisenhower salute cadets, and Eisenhower, wearing the doctoral hood, removes his fedora and holds it over his heart / montage cadets march
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