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General John J. Pershing to George C. Marshall
November29, 1918 [Chaumont?], France
My dear Colonel Marshall:
It gives me great pleasure to inform you that on October 17th I recommended you for promotion to the grade of Brigadier General, basing my recommendation upon the efficiency of your service with the American Expeditionary Forces.
The War Department discontinued all promotions to the grade of General Officer after the signing of the Armistice, and I regret that you will not therefore receive the deserved recognition of your excellent services.
Document Copy Text Source: George C. Marshall Personal File (201 File), National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland.
Document Format: Typed letter.
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. 173.