The man who masterminded the Watergate break in for Nixon, planned the bombing of the Brookings Institute, and convicted of trial-tampering of anti-war protester and ex-marine, Daniel Ellsberg, is one of 32 chosen to receive the highest civilian medal.
"The Presidential Citizens Medal was established to recognize U.S. citizens exemplary deeds," said the White House. They also said, "Colson has dedicated his life to sharing the message of God's boundless love and mercy" with prisoners.
Time Magazine said Colson "allegedly ordered E. Howard Hunt to fabricate a telegram implicating President Kennedy in the assassination of South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem." Said an underling, "Chuck always had to stuff the ballot box."