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Memorandum for Assistant Chief
of Staff, G-4 [Reybold]
March 20, 1941 [Washington, D.C.]
On a recent inspection trip I noticed at Fort McClellan, for example, that in a difficult mud situation no provision had been made for washing motor transportation. This has an unfortunate effect on the morale of a command, as the transportation presents a miserable appearance.
Another item I would like you to check on, though it is probably too late to do anything about it: In a hospital I looked at, I noted a heating system in Orlando, Florida, that looked suitable for Minnesota, also that long corridors would have no exit doors,* making the building a fire trap. Do we not have standard plans for these things that should have avoided such results?
*Doors have been cut.1
Document Copy Text Source: George C. Marshall Papers, Pentagon Office Collection, Selected Materials, George C. Marshall Research Library, Lexington, Virginia.
Document Format: Typed memorandum.
1. This note had been added to the file copy in the handwriting of Marshall’s secretary.
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. 447,