LBJ in World War II

On view: Feb. 2-June 18, 2017
Great Hall

Did you know that President Lyndon B. Johnson was a member of the United States Naval Reserve, served in World War II, and was awarded the Silver Star by General Douglas MacArthur?

Our latest Great Hall exhibit tells the story of his service and explains the events that led to him receiving the prestigious Silver Star.

Artifact highlights include:

  • Silver Star
  • His Navy dress uniform
  • The notebook in which he kept meticulous notes about his experiences in order to best brief President Franklin Roosevelt upon his return
  • The cap from his work uniform
  • A Mort Künstler painting of Johnson in his World War II uniform