President Reagan presented White House Chief of Staff Howard Baker with a new presidential Medal of Freedom to replace the one missing from Baker's home after a weekend break-in.
Baker "is probably the only person who has received two Medals of Freedom," White House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater said Monday.Baker and his wife, Joy, were sitting in their living room Saturday evening when an alarm sounded. Baker went downstairs to his study to fix what he thought would be an alarm sensor fallen from a window pane.
Instead, he discovered a burglar stealing expensive camera equipment and the former Tennessee senator's Medal of Freedom.
Police arrested a man later that evening who had some of the Bakers' camera equipment but not the medal. The man has refused to identify himself to police.