Louis Decorated | 1945: Boxing and Champions

28th September 1945: US heavyweight boxer Joe Louis (1914 – 1981) (right) is presented with the Legion of Merit medal by Major-General Clarence H Kells during a ceremony at Port Hamilton. The award is in recognition of Louis’ ‘exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services’ during his tour of army camps and hospitals. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

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