Left to right: Hawthorne Q. Mills, Mission Coordinator; Ernest J. Colantonio of Embassy for Administrative Affairs; Edward J. Nickel, Minister Counselor for Public Affairs; John E. McGowan, Minister Counselor for Press Affairs; George D. Jacobson, Assistant Chief of Staff; General Creighton W. Abrams, Commander, United States Military Assistant Command, Viet Nam; Ambassador Ellsworth Bunker; Deputy Ambassador Samuel D. Berger; John R. Mossler, Minister Director, United States Agency for International Development; Charles A. Cooper, Minister Counsel for Economic Affairs; Laurin B. Askew, Counselor of Embassy for Political Affairs. The date stamped on the print verso reads April 27, 1971; Paul Roth's research for the Corcoran Gallery's Portraits of Power exhibition determined that the actual portrait sitting took place on April 28, 1971. The Avedon Foundation requests that this new date be used from now on. See object file for more information.