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Editorial Note on Miami Beach Vacation
March 7-14, 1943
Suffering from the common cold, General Marshall left his office early on Wednesday, March 3, and remained at home recuperating through Saturday. He left with Mrs. Marshall for Miami Beach, Florida, on the afternoon of Sunday, March 7, where he vacationed and recuperated from his cold for a week, returning home on Sunday, March 14. The Marshalls stayed at a beachfront cottage, where the general, dressed in civilian clothes, hat, and dark glasses in public, sought to rest unidentified by the crowds. (Katherine Tupper Marshall, Together: Annals of an Army Wife [New York: Tupper and Love, 1946], pp. 140-42.)
On the last evening of his vacation, Marshall delivered the following remarks for a radio broadcast commemorating the 141st anniversary of the founding of the United States Military Academy (Papers of George Catlett Marshall, #3-549 [3: 583].)
Recommended Citation: ThePapers of George Catlett Marshall, ed.Larry I. Bland and Sharon Ritenour Stevens(Lexington, Va.: The George C. Marshall Foundation, 1981- ). Electronic version based on The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, vol. 3, “The Right Man for the Job,” December 7, 1941-May 31, 1943 (Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991), p. 582.