Press photo dated 22 September, 1958 with caption that reads: “Members of the Lebanese tank battalion were reviewed by Maj. Gen. Paul De Witt Adams (third from left), commander in chief of the American land forces in Lebanon. The event was a Lebanese graduation ceremony for troops trained to use American Sherman tanks. In Beirut Tuesday, Gen. Fuad Chehab was sworn in as the new president of Lebanon. Chehab pledged the withdrawal of United States troops. About 8,000 infantrymen and some 1,700 marines are still on the scene. The original force sent to Lebanon was nearly 15,000 men.”

Norbert Schiller Collection, Phot. AP Wire Photo

Pictured scanned from original 19cm X 22cm silver gelatin print

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