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Memorandum for General Ulio1 or
The Adjutant General [Adams]
January 18, 1941 [Washington, D.C.]
There is a Lieutenant Jones with Company 4480, CCC at Frogmore Hunting Island, South Carolina.2 Will you quietly have his record of service with the CCC checked and let me know your opinion of the man.
I might say that he has asked for nothing, as a matter of fact, he is conspicuous in my mind because he does not want anything. But he came to my attention from his outstandingly efficient work in another camp, and I am always on the lookout for the real performers who are self-effacing.
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. Brigadier General James A. Ulio was the assistant adjutant general.
2. Alexander L. Jones, a 1931 graduate of the Citadel and a first lieutenant in the Infantry Reserve, had served on active duty with the Civilian Conservation Corps from 1933 to 1938. In August 1939 Marshall had assisted him in returning to C.C.C. duty as a civilian.
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), pp. 394-395.