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Major General Masafumi Yamauti1
to George C. Marshall
July 1, 1939 Washington, D.C.
Dear General Marshall:
Representing the Imperial Japanese Army, I wish to take this opportunity to extend my hearty congratulation upon your new appointment as Chief of Staff of the United States Army.
It will be my great pleasure to have our association during my official tour of duty in this country. Please be good enough to extend to us your courtesies officially as well as privately.2
Again on this opportunity I wish to extend my highest respects to your honour.
Document Copy Text Source: George C. Marshall Papers, Pentagon Office Collection, Congratulations, George C. Marshall Research Library, Lexington, Virginia.
Document Formay: Typed letter signed.
1. Yamauti was the military attach_ at the Japanese Embassy.
2. Marshall replied that he was “sure that the cordial relations which have existed between the Imperial Japanese Army and the Army of the United States will continue, and I shall look forward to pleasant contacts with you during your tour of duty in Washington.” (Marshall to Yamauti, July 5, 1939, GCMRL/ G. C. Marshall Papers [Pentagon Office, Congratulations].)
Recommended Citation: The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, ed. Larry I. Bland, Sharon Ritenour Stevens, and Clarence E. Wunderlin, Jr. (Lexington, Va.: The George C. Marshall Foundation, 1981- ). Electronic version based on The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, vol. 2, “We Cannot Delay,” July 1, 1939-December 6, 1941 (Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1986), p. 4.