Armed Forces. Granting of full pardon to certain persons.
PROCLAMATIONS—DEC. 24, 1952
offenses against the United States, except in cases of impeachment"; and WHEREAS there have entered, enrolled in, or been inducted into the armed forces of the United States persons who had prior to their entry, enrollment, or induction been convicted of offenses against the laws of the United States, other than the laws for the government of the armed forces of the United States; and WHEREAS it appears that such convicted persons who have been or shall hereafter be honorably discharged or separated from the armed forces, or separated with honor from active service therein, after serving in active status for not less than one year subsequent to June 25, 1950 ought to be pardoned: NOW, THEREFORE, I, HARRY S. TRUMAN, President of the United States of America, do hereby grant a full pardon to all persons convicted of violation of any law of the United States, except the laws for the government of the armed forces of the United States, who prior to the date hereof entered, enrolled in, or were inducted into the armed forces of the United States and who after serving in active status for not less than one year subsequent to June 25, 1950 have been or shall hereafter be honorably discharged or separated therefrom, or separated under honorable conditions from active service therein: Provided, however, that such pardon shall not be construed to include the pardon of such persons for any offenses for which conviction has been obtained after the date of such entry, enrollment, or induction. I N W I T N E S S WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States of America to be affixed. D O N E at the City of Washington this 24th day of December, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and fifty-two, and of [SEAL] the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and seventy-seventh. i HARRY S TRUMAN By the President: D E A N AcHESON
Secretary of State.
GRANTING AMNESTY AND PARDON TO CERTAIN PERSONS CONVICTED BY C O U R T - M A R T I A L OF D E S E R T I O N F R O M THE A R M E D FOR C E S O F THE UNITED STATES December 24, 1952 [No. 3001]
BY THE P R E S I D E N T OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
8 USC 706.
WHEREAS section 2 of Article II of the Constitution of the United States of America provides that the President "shall have power to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the United States, except in cases of impeachment"; and WHEREAS section 306 of the Nationahty Act of 1940 (54 Stat. 1141) provides in part that a person who at any time during which the United States is at war deserts the military or naval forces of the United States shall upon conviction thereof by a court-martial be