President John Kennedy meets with two Air Force pilots who have been flying reconnaissance missions over Cuba and the Pentagon officer in charge of evaluating their reports and photographs. Left to right: Col. Ralph D. Steakly, the evaluator; Lt. Col. Joe M. O'Grady, Amarillo, Texas; Maj. Richard S. Heyser, Apalachicola, Fla.; Gen. Curtis Lemay, Air Force Chief of staff who brought the officers to the White House, and President Kennedy. (Getty Images)