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Photo by Yetta Olmstead President Barack Obama places the Presidential Medal of Freedom around New Richmond native John Doar during a ceremony Tuesday afternoon at the White House. John Glenn, another recipient, is seated in the background.

John Doar collects presidential medal

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New Richmond was well represented at the White House on Tuesday.

John Doar, a New Richmond native, was among 13 recipients of this year's Presidential Medals of Freedom presented by President Barack Obama. Doar's brother, Tom, a New Richmond attorney, was in attendance for the big day.


Doar, along with other notable American icons such as Bob Dylan, Madeleine Albright, Toni Morrison and John Glenn, attended the May 29 afternoon ceremony in the East Room of the White House.

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