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First Division War Diary Entry
October 17, 1917 [Gondrecourt], France
Weather fair. Health good. Supplies good.
1. The Chief of Staff, Col. Ely, accompanied by the Assistant Chief of Staff, Major Marshall, and two officers from general headquarters, (Col. Malone and Col. Drum)1 left to make a reconnaissance of the sectors to be occupied by the battalions of the Division in the front line.
2. The battalion adjutant and one officer per company of the first battalions of each infantry regiment left for the front to make preparations for the reception of their battalions.
G. C. M.
Document Copy Text Source: Records of the American Expeditionary Forces (World War I) (RG 120), Records of General Headquarters (GHQ), War Diaries, National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland.
Document Format: Diary entry signed.
1. Colonel Paul B. Malone (U.S.M.A., 1894), a Fort Leavenworth student for two years when Marshall was an instructor, was assistant chief of staff G-5 (Training). Colonel Hugh Drum was in the Operations Section.
Recommended Citation: The Papers 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. 1, “The Soldierly Spirit,” December 1880-June 1939 (Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1981), p. 122.